New Trees, Landscaping, A Shade Structure & RFP Due Friday for the Powder Magazine

16 Jun

So many good things are happening at the park! This very morning, Cambridge was planting new red oaks, replacing ones they’d planted in May that never leafed. And, their consultant, Essex Landscaping, was removing invasives from the bioswales and attending to plantings around the baseball field. Thank you, Cambridge!

And then, DCR’s contractors were installing a shade structure at the spray deck. Apparently, the roof won’t be installed for a month, until the concrete supports set, but shade is on its way. I assume benches will be added under the canopy. Progress.

Finally, DCR’s deadline for Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the Powder Magazine is this Friday. See: See: https://www.commbuys.com/bso/external/bidDetail.sdo?docId=BD-21-1020-DCRCU-DC250-63316&external=true&parentUrl=close. The document notes:

DCR seeks a qualified partner to provide environmental education, community engagement and programming, with a preference given to non-profits. DCR welcomes proposals from partners interested in the activation and care of the Powder Magazine as a way to reinvigorate that area of the park and attract new visitors to the park for environmental education and programming consistent with other Charles River Basin parks including the Esplanade and Artesani/Herter Park, recreation and more in Cambridge.

So exciting! The Magazine MAY have a tenant THIS summer. Thank you, DCR!

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