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Nearly 40 youth from Boston, Cambridge, Arlington and Somerville came to clean Alewife Reservation on Saturday, April 27. At the end of the day the Massachusetts DCR removed a large truck full of car parts, large metal barrels, shopping carts, beds, syringes and other trash. Thanks to sponsor, Friends of Alewife Reservation, and co-sponsors, Green Cambridge and Friends of Jerry's Pond, for making this happen. At the end of the event, we were able to speak to Department of Conservation and Recreation Administrator Lisa Barstow about new plans, additional staff and stewardship from the DCR.

Ellen Mass of FAR and Lisa Barstow of DCR launch 13th Park Serve Day at Alewife Reservation. Photo by Lisa Barstow

Some of the volunteers who helped clean up Alewife Reservation on Park Serve Day.

Ellen Mass with volunteer Day Sye in front of the tour sign with FAR murals on MWRA utility boxes at the entry to the Reservation. Photo by Lisa Barstow

The table headquarters for the Park Serve Day cleanup of Alewife Reservation. Photo by Lisa Barstow

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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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The Birds of the Cambridge Region of Massachusetts

by William Brewster 1906
Nuttal Ornithological Society

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

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Updated Dave Brown Inventories (2008, 2010)

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