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
Please contact Jenny Rushlow at 617-850-1763 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.