Fresh Pond Reservation Projects

Information on current and completed projects at Fresh Pond Reservation.

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Black's Nook Restoration Project
Aimed at increasing wildlife habitat value and water quality by fostering native wetland and woodland plant communities and stabilizing the shoreline with native vegetation, coir logs, and erosion control matting.
Fresh Pond Reservation Completed Project
Drainage and Habitat Improvements Project
Aimed to enhance the hydrology and ecology of the southern watershed on Fresh Pond Reservation to improve water quality.
Fresh Pond Reservation Completed Project
Eastern Red-backed Salamander Monitoring Project
To determine whether Eastern Red-backed Salamanders are present at the Fresh Pond Reservation and to assess the health of the ecologically important populations.
Fresh Pond Reservation In Progress
Fire Department Access Improvements
Aimed at improving the City of Cambridge Fire Department's access to equipment testing space at Fresh Pond Reservation.
Fresh Pond Reservation In Progress
Fresh Pond Monarch Watch
The beautiful and ecologically significant monarch butterfly is increasingly endangered worldwide, including at Fresh Pond. This raise-and-release project is a combination of volunteer stewardship, invasive plant management, native re-vegetation, and public education all aimed at encouraging a monarch population at Fresh Pond.
Fresh Pond Reservation In Progress
Glacken Slope Improvement Project
To improve runoff water quality by soil decompaction, erosion control, and native species and biodiversity restoration along Glacken Slope.
Fresh Pond Reservation In Progress
Interim Signage Plan
To ensure that signs throughout Fresh Pond Reservation are in good condition and clearly communicate necessary information.
Fresh Pond Reservation In Progress
Kingsley Park Improvements
Aims to improve pathway circulation and accessibility, drainage, historic value, discovery zones, and native species of Kingsley Park.
Fresh Pond Reservation In Planning
Little Fresh Pond Restoration
Shoreline restoration and drainage improvement project, as identified in the Fresh Pond Reservation Master Plan.
Fresh Pond Reservation Completed Project
Lusitania Woodland Habitat Restoration Project
Aimed to restore the health and ecological balance of the Lusitania Woodland Habitat.
Fresh Pond Reservation In Progress
Northeast Sector Project
The implementation of a natural resource restoration and management plan for the areas of Lusitania Meadow, Neville Place, and the surrounding slopes.
Fresh Pond Reservation Completed Project
Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol Project
Aimed to limit the spread of purple loosestrife, an invasive wetland species, throughout the Fresh Pond Reservation.
Fresh Pond Reservation In Progress