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World Water Day

Water brings life and should be protected and treasured. On March 22 communities and organizations around the world celebrated water and took action to make clean water available to both people and the environment on which we all rely. Here are some headlines of events that happened on this year's World Water Day.

Online Quiz-Takers Unlock $80,000 Donation For Charity:water
The organization charity:water launched a six-question multiple-choice quiz to raise awareness of stunning facts about the lack of access to clean water around the world. An anonymous donor donated $40 for each person who took the quiz, resulting in a total donation of $80,000. Read more here.
3 Ways to Put Water Onto the Climate Agenda
The World Economic Forum released a list of three key lessons from global youth to advance an inclusive and effective climate action agenda. Read more here.
Planet Water Foundation and Its Donor Partners Commit to Community Water System Installations in 7 Countries
Planet Water Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing global water poverty by providing clean water access and hygiene education programs, has partered with global brands and organizations sponsoring 'Project 24' to commit to providing 31 AquaTower community water filtration systems in schools in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Read more here.

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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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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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