Friends of Fresh Pond August Programs (Updated 8-6-10)


A Fresh Pond Reservation Walkabout, Monday, Aug. 9, 6-7:30 p.m.
Water Purification Facility front door, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway
Chip Norton, Cambridge Watershed Manager, will give a tour of Fresh Pond Reservation’s conservation and recreation areas. He also will use maps and diagrams to help illustrate the goals for this major restoration project.

Invasive Plants Identification, Thursday, Aug. 12, 6-8 p.m.
Water Purification Facility front door, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge
Learn to identify the most common non-native invasive plants that are having a negative impact on our yards, gardens and natural areas.  Ted Elliman from the New England Wild Flower Society will lead this walk on the Reservation, using our own weeds as examples.

Women: Their Presence, Influence and Use of Fresh Pond, Saturday, Aug. 14, 1-2:30 p.m.
Water Purification Facility, Ranger Station (door is under the clock tower facing pond), 250 Fresh Pond Parkway 
Bring a folding chair and join Chief Ranger Jean Rogers for an outdoor armchair talk about the women noted in Jill Sinclair’s well documented “Fresh Pond: The History of a Cambridge Landscape.”   If it rains, the talk will be held inside.  Please call Ranger Jean to register: 617-349-4793.  This is a Cambridge Discovery Days program.

A Tour of the Water Purification Facility, Monday, Aug. 16, 6-7:30 p.m.
Water Purification Facility front door, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge
Come learn how water that falls as rain in the western suburbs is transported to Cambridge, purified into drinking water in the Walter J. Sullivan Water Purification Facility, and piped to all of our local homes and businesses. Members of the Cambridge Water Department staff will describe the process, answer your questions, and give a tour of the building.

These events are brought to you by the Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation.  Please register for each event that you plan to attend. You will receive directions and information on parking when you register. E-mail Elizabeth Wylde at  or call 617-349-6489 and leave your name and phone number.

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