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  • 5:30 PM, June 28, 2017

    Tree Hearing

    NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING Removal of Public Shade Trees City of Cambridge, Department of Public Works Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, Sections 3 and 4, a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the DPW Main Conference Room at 147 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, Mass., to consider the removal of the following public tree(s): 1. 249 Third St – Removal of 4 street trees (6.7" zelkova, 7.5" pear, 7.2" pear, and 8.1" pear) due to private property development and streetscape improvements. Location will be replanted. The tree(s) identified above have been posted for public inspection. Any objections to their removal must be submitted in writing to the City Arborist, prior to or during the hearing. The mailing address for the City Arborist is Department of Public Works, City of Cambridge, 147 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139; phone: 617-349-6433 email:

  • 7:00 PM, July 12, 2017

    Urban Gardening Series: Nibbling on Nature in the City

    Join Russ Cohen as he discusses the comestible virtues of at least three dozen wild plants commonly found in urban habitats such as vacant lots, bike path edges, ball fields, weedy areas around community garden plots, and your yard. Keys to the identification of each species will be provided, along with information on which parts of the plant are edible, seasons of availability, preparation methods, and guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging.

  • 10:30 AM, August 12, 2017

    Urban Gardening Series: Garden and Landscape Maintenance

    We should all strive to be lazier gardeners. Sometimes our maintenance practices are counterproductive. Learn a better approach to garden and landscape maintenance that will make your garden more sustainable and give you more time to stop and smell the flowers!

  • 7:00 PM, August 14, 2017

    Conservation Commission Meeting

    This is a public meeting of the Cambridge Conservation Commission. The Conservation Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (310 CMR 10.0).

  • 9:00 AM, September 9, 2017

    Household Hazardous Waste Day

    The City of Cambridge is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste collection day on Saturday, September 9th, from 9am to 1pm in the Field Street Parking Lot at Danehy Park.

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