Magazine Beach Benefit Celebrates Restored Powder Magazine

18 Sep

CLSunday was gorgeous–a last taste of summer before the fall–and over 150 gathered at the newly renovated 1818 Powder Magazine to celebrate both it and all the great things happening at the park. Over the past year, DCR has completed the work on the Magazine, installed a spray deck, removed the broken wading pool and reseeded the lawn. They are now building a canoe/kayak launch and outlook. This summer, over 13,000 people used the pool, while countless others splashed at the spray deck and picnicked under the shade trees.

There’s more! Magazine Beach Partners held over 25 summer events, drawing almost 1,400 participants.  We mounted temporary interpretative markers about the watershed and published spring and summer editions of Nature Notes @ Magazine Beach. And  in collaboration with the Charles River Conservancy, Charles River Watershed Association and Riverside Boat Club, we helped organize over a dozen invasive removals and cleanups.

All of this is happening because of partnerships, and that—a celebration of partnership—was the  theme of Sunday’s event. It is with the State, City and community working together, with the help of local businesses and foundations, that we’re moving ahead. See photos of an enchanted evening below. We raised nearly $28,000 at the event!

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