2021 September 27
Bussey Meadow Clean up Resumes

Covid prevented our fall clean up in 2020, but this year we had a good gathering for our annual attack on invasives. Paul Sutton led an enthusiastic group of volunteers from Boston Cares and MIT as well as our own Board, who brought friends and relatives. Their hard work cutting back invasive Oriental bittersweet, wild grapes and roses and picking up trash led to an immediate improvement of the area near the path and better growing conditions for the native trees and shrubs.

2019 October 5
Bussey Meadow Clean up

Again this fall we had a great group of Volunteers from MIT and from our board. Group picture by Arkopal Dutt. Arkopal, David Stephenson, and Sara Freeman contributed images of the total freeing of a pathside tree from strangulation by invasive Oriental bittersweet.

“Love your Block” Volunteer Event Saturday May 4, 2019

Thanks to the wonderful group of volunteers from MIT and the board members who came.
Picture by Jay Sircar, a frequent volunteer who organized the group.
We are also grateful to Roche Bros for providing refreshments.

Justin Montgomery and Myriem Ibourk, two of the very effective MIT students, took this picture of the nest they saved while they were removing grape vines from a suffocating crabapple tree.

“Love your Block” Volunteer Event Saturday May 5, 2018

Volunteers are vital to the success of our efforts. The APC hosts several clean up projects each year with great people from Love your Block, Boston Cares, The Mass. Bar Association, and Harvard and MIT Community Service Programs.

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 MIT group, September, 2012