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Spring Woodland Restoration Event at Gladeside Urban Wild, Mattapan

Saturday, May 4, 2013 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
- Mattapan, Boston, MA


Three years ago, members of the Environmental Law Section's Pro Bono/Public Service Committee established a new tradition for our community of performing ecological restoration work and planting trees in a local Boston Urban Wild.  Last year's attendees pitched in at the Roslindale Wetlands Urban Wild, enjoying nature and the company of their colleagues while also serving the community and contributing to the well-being of the environment.  This year, in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department's Urban Wilds Initiative, the BBA's Environmental Law Public Service Committee and New Lawyers Public Service Committee are sponsoring this year's spring public service day at the Gladeside Urban Wild, an "urban wild" managed by the City of Boston.  The Gladeside Urban Wild is one of the largest undeveloped areas in Mattapan.  This parcel is home to a wide variety of plant species and the area is partially covered by wetlands, providing flood water storage, water filtration, and wildlife habitat.  Attendees will help to maintain this open space by removing invasive plant species, preparing the land for future plantings, and performing spring cleaning. 

All BBA members are invited, and are welcome to bring family.  The Environmental Law Public Service Committee and New Lawyers Public Service Committee encourage new attorneys to attend, as this event is an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues and learn about their work.  All tools for this event will be provided by the City.  Participants are encouraged to wear shoes, sunscreen, and clothes suitable for outdoor work and should bring work gloves and their own snacks and beverages. Children with parental supervision are welcome!  Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.

Please contact Jenny Rushlow at 617-850-1763 or if you have questions or need more information.  The PDF registration form is available here and should be submitted to Jenny Rushlow by May 1st.  Space is limited, so please register promptly to ensure a spot.

The Gladeside Urban Wild is located in Mattapan.  This project site is within walking distance from the Mattapan MBTA station on the Red Line.  Parking is also available at the site.  More information regarding transportation will be provided upon registration.


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Jennifer Jones


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