All in a Day at the Park

24 May

IMG_7981Novartis Cleanup–Today was Novartis’s Community Partnership Day and 60-80 volunteers focused on Magazine Beach where they raked leaves, picked up trash, mulched flower beds and removed Phragmites from the eastern swale. Thank you, Novartis! And thank you, the Charles River Conservancy, Charles River Watershed Association and DCR for overseeing and assisting with these projects. Next step re the Phragmites: to cover the last vestiges of rhizomes (masses of roots) with tarps for 2 growing seasons. In time, we will replant wildflowers in the swale for insects and birds to enjoy.IMG_7958Navigational Games–Morse School kindergarteners ran from designated spot to spot “gathering” nature icons and 5th graders did some real orienteering with maps. How wonderful it was to see children running around the park!

FullSizeRenderAndy’s Pups–Every day at noon you’ll see Andy walking the park with his seven charges.IMG_8015Coming Soon: A Splash Deck!–Part of the swimming pool deck and the area beside it is fenced off. Construction will begin very soon.IMG_7950

Not from today, but from last week, 5.14.17: I am sorry to report another pedestrian got hit by a car as she tried to run across Memorial Drive. She died 5.16. PLEASE, use the pedestrian footbridge to cross over to the park. It is not that long and it is MUCH safer.

One Response to “All in a Day at the Park”

  1. circuskitchen May 24, 2017 at 5:41 pm #

    Great blog post, thank you for all the amazing info. Keep up the great work!

    Blessings.

    On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 5:22 PM, Magazine Beach wrote:

    > Cathie Zusy posted: “Novartis Cleanup–Today was Novartis’s Community > Partnership Day and 60-80 volunteers focused on Magazine Beach where they > raked leaves, picked up trash, mulched flower beds and removed Phragmites > from the eastern swale. Thank you, Novartis! And thank you” >

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