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Locavore: Calling all friends of Spy Pond

Posted by Erica Noonan  April 7, 2011 02:30 PM

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Spy Pond needs its friends this spring and summer!

The Friends of Spy Pond are putting out a call for volunteers for one of seven upcoming work days

Jacki Katzman, publicity co-chair for the Friends of Spy Pond, said last year people had all kinds of fun working, while also doing good:

* Energetic teens earned service points hacking down large invasive species
* Families with kids over 6 cleaned up the playground, beach and paths
* Boaters waded the shoreline to pick up submerged trash
* People of all ages learned to separate the weeds from the wildflowers and enjoyed communal "weeding meditation"

spy3.jpg (Beautification Co-Chairs (l) Gail McCormick and Doris Birmingham and members of the High Rock Church are happy about their accomplishments after working hard in Spy Pond Park. Photo by Karen Grossman)

The Friends of Spy Pond Park Work Days are scheduled for Saturdays with Sunday afternoon rain dates. In July and August, groups meet in the morning to beat the heat. The August work date is still tentative, so if your group has a preference, contact organizers ASAP.

Friends of Spy Pond Park Work Days for 2011:

Sat., April 16, 1-4 p.m. (rain date Sun., April 17, 1-4 p.m.) BU Global Day of Service
Sat., May 14, 1-4 p.m. (rain date Sun., May 15, 1-4 p.m.)
Sat., June 11, 1-4 p.m. (rain date Sun., June 12, 1-4 p.m) *
Sat., July 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (rain date Sun., July 17, 1-4 p.m.)
Sat., Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (rain date Sun., Aug. 21,1- 4 p.m.) [alternate date Aug. 13]
Sat. Sept. 10, 1-4 p.m. (rain date Sun., Sept. 11, 1-4 p.m.)*
Sat., Oct. 15, 1-4 p.m. (rain date Sun., Oct. 16, 1-4 p.m.)

*Children’s activities in the park

Doris Birmingham,, Spy Pond Park Work Day Coordinator, will work with you to schedule a volunteer event that matches your group's interests and demographics.

Please note that all workers must sign a waiver form (parents must sign for children under 18) available at Also, teens seeking service points need the necessary paperwork.

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