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After 2 years of construction, the largest storm water wetland in New England (3.5 acres) opened with amphitheater, one mile of walkways through a restored wetland and river oxbow for public use by Cambridge, Belmont and Arlington residents and beyond. (Photos) (Video)
Letter published in Wicked Local Cambridge. "Waves of distinctive native flowers, shrubs and trees now flow in the newly constructed marshland as part of the Alewife Reservation Master Plan of DCR, not yet completed..." (more)
Monday, May November 138th 3:30pm - 4:30pm at 165 CambridgePark Drive
Catherine Woodbury led a guided walk through the Alewife Constructed Stormwater Wetland project. Catherine, DPW's Project Manager, gave this tour to Friends of Alewife Reservation and the public.
"New Alewife wetland, with boardwalk, amphitheater, due for Tuesday unveiling", article by Marc Levy. Cambridgeday, October 14, 2013. "More than two years of work making a 3.4-acre wetland at Alewife culminates with a grand opening ..."
Cambridge Storm Water Wetlands project, including photos.
Once a permit application is received and the proposed project is ready for review, the next job is to ensure that the project will not impose flood problems on other properties... (more)
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.
Historical information (Powerpoint)
Interactive map with directions
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.