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Emerald Necklace Conservancy

(617) 522-2700

April 2021

Muddy River Cleanup 2021

April 19 - April 24
Emerald Necklace MA United States + Google Map

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have adjusted our traditionally one-day event to span a week in order to promote social distancing among volunteers. All cleanup events will take place from 10:00AM-12:00PM throughout the week. Monday, April 19, 2021: Back Bay Fens & Olmsted Park Tuesday, April 20, 2021: Charlesgate & Jamaica Pond* Wednesday, April 21, 2021: Justine Mee Liff Park & Olmsted Park Thursday April 22, 2021: Riverway & Franklin Park (Shattuck Picnic Grove) Friday, April 23, 2021:…

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Tour of the Muddy River Restoration

April 21 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join the Conservancy on a tour of Phase 2 of the Muddy River Restoration in the Back Bay Fens restoration area with the US Army Corps of Engineers and Charter Construction.

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Walk: Useful Plants Among Us

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Valley Gates Parking Lot Boston, MA United States + Google Map

Learn how to identify and use helpful plants that grow in the wild on a leisurely stroll along the Emerald Necklace with Pam Kristan, author and wild food practitioner.

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Olmsted Now: Greater Boston’s Olmsted Bicentennial Community Open House

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn more about Olmsted's public work and why, 200 years later, Greater Boston and other cities around the country will host initiatives that reanimate Olmsted's ideals.

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May 2021

2021 Annual Meeting

May 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us to learn about the Conservancy’s tree care program and why a healthy urban tree canopy is essential to our city. Conservancy President Karen Mauney-Brodek will share an update about our work over this past year. We'll dive a bit deeper into our tree and landscape work with Erica Holm, the Conservancy's Field Operations Coordinator. Erica will explain the work we've completed so far during the first seven-year tree pruning cycle of our Tree Inventory, Assessment and Management Plan,…

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Introduction to Animal Tracking

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come and learn how to identify signs of different animal life, some of which we share our parks with! In this fun, virtual experience, we will look at animal tracks, scat, and other signs they leave behind, and learn how to identify which animal left them. This experience will be facilitated by Bob Metcalfe. Bob is an excellent tracker with over 30 years of experience. Bob’s passion to share his love of nature permeates his teaching style. Do not miss…

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Forest Bathing Walk

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Valley Gates Parking Lot Boston, MA United States + Google Map

Experience the healing benefits of The Emerald Necklace on a Forest Bathing Walk through Franklin Park. Discover one of Boston's forested gems on this slow-paced, guided, therapeutic combination of leisurely walking, sitting and observation.  This is a chance to unplug, slow down and de-stress through a series of gentle, sensory-opening invitations that welcome us to deepen our connection with nature. Forest Bathing is inspired by Shinrin-Yoku, a term coined in Japan in the 1980s, and there have been years of…

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