Lusitania Woodland Habitat Restoration Project

Friends of Fresh Pond Volunteers Elizabeth Wylde and Betsy Meyer with CWD Deb Albenberg.

To restore the health and ecological balance of the Lusitania Woodland Habitat ecosystems.

The Friends of Fresh Pond and Cambridge Water Department are working collaboratively to restore the Lusitania Woodland Habitat. To get involved, email the Friends of Fresh Pond at friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com or come visit the site!

The Lusitania Woodland Habitat Restoration Project started in the beginning of 2012. This is an ongoing, open-ended project. 

 

The Lusitania Woodland Habitat Restoration Project is a volunteer effort led by the Friends of Fresh Pond with the support of the Cambridge Water Department. The restoration project aims to improve the health of the Lusitania Woodland by removing invasive weeds and diseased trees in a 4 acre section of the Reservation. Native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers are planted in the cleared areas to promote healthy growth. Many of the plants used have been started from seeds, rooted from cuttings, or produced by dividing mature plants in order to keep costs down.

The goals of the Lusitania Woodland Habitat Restoration project are as follows:

  1. Remove invasive species and restore the Lusitania Woodland ecosystems,
  2. Demonstrate that volunteers on a limited budget can restore a degraded woodland to a healthy condition.

 

  • Lusitania Woodland Restoration plantings outside the Water Department Facility prior to planting.

    Lusitania Woodland Restoration plantings outside the Water Department Facility prior to planting.

  • Lusitania Woodland with poster.

    Lusitania Woodland with poster.

  • Friends of Fresh Pond Volunteers Elizabeth Wylde and Betsy Meyer with CWD Deb Albenberg.

    Friends of Fresh Pond Volunteers Elizabeth Wylde and Betsy Meyer with CWD Deb Albenberg working on the Lusitania Woodland Habitat Restoration.

Have questions or comments about the Lusitania Woodland Habitat Restoration Project? Email us!

 

Or, email the Friends of Fresh pond!

friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com