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On February 17, volunteers from the New England Aquarium 'Live Blue Service Corps' came to Alewife Reservation to pick up trash and remove invasive plants.

Many thanks to the members of the Live Blue Service corps!

Photos by Claire O'Neill

Part of the group of volunteers from the New England Aquarium's "Live Blue Service Corps." Many thanks to all of them for their help!

A tree recently planted near the Blair Pond meadow. The fence surrounding it will keep small herbivores from chewing on the tree before it has a chance to establish and grow.

A collection of plant material (paper bags) and trash (plastic bags) removed from the Blair Pond area.

A volunteer going all-out to remove invasive vines from a tree near Blair Pond.

A volunteer pruning invasive vines hanging from trees near Blair Pond.

A volunteer picking up trash among the leaves at Alewife Reservation near Acorn Park Drive.

A volunteer hunting for trash near the Blair Pond parking lot.

Volunteers add sticks and other plant material to leaf bags at Alewife Reservation.

A volunteer pulling invasive vines at Blair Pond.

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About Friends of Alewife Reservation

The Alewife Reservation is a unique natural resource for the communities of Belmont, Arlington and Cambridge and home to hundreds of species, including hawks, coyotes beavers, snapping turtles, wild turkeys and muskrats, the reservation is a unique natural resource for the community.
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Friends of Alewife Reservation works to protect and restore this wild area and the surrounding area for the water quality, native plants, animals and over 90 bird species with paths for walking, running and biking, recreation, and for classroom education and research. We regularly steward and preserve the Reservation area for wildlife and for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

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About Friends of Alewife Reservation
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MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
Master Plan for Alewife Reservation
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History of Cambridge
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The Birds of the Cambridge Region of Massachusetts

by William Brewster 1906
Nuttal Ornithological Society

Biodiversity Study of Alewife Reservation Area: Species, Habitat, Ecosystems

Inventories by David Brown, wildlife assessor (2003, 2004.) Published by and available from FAR for $10. Write or call for your copy. (sample)

Updated Dave Brown Inventories (2008, 2010)

Inventories of Alewife Reservation Wetland Plants by Walter Kittredge, Botanist (2013)
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