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Goats Come to Bussey Brook Meadow

Posted on Dec 18, 2016

Goats Come to Bussey Brook Meadow

We have partnered with the Arboretum on hiring eight goats to clear the invasive poison ivy and bittersweet along the potential route.

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Spring Clean-Up 2017

Posted on Dec 15, 2016

Spring Clean-Up 2017

On Sunday, October 30, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, the APC will hold its Annual Fall clean up and attack on invasive plants at the Bussey Brook Meadow. Meet at the South Street gate to the Arnold Arboretum. Wear long pants. We supply gloves and pruners.

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October 2016 Clean-up

Posted on Dec 4, 2016

October 2016 Clean-up

Sunday, October 30, the APC Board was joined by Paul Sutton, the Parks Department’s Director of Urban Wilds, and a group of enthusiastic members of Brookline, Jamaica Plain, MIT and Harvard communities. This year we continued the trash pick up. The attack on invasive vines, shrubs and trees was continued along the edge of South Street, the route of the projected continuation of the Blackwell...

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Bird Walk with Bob Mayer

Posted on Dec 18, 2015

Bird Walk with Bob Mayer

  May 3, 2015 The Arboretum Park Conservancy and the Brookline Bird Club sponsored a walk led by Bob Mayer through the Bussey Brook meadow. The first siting by the group of 25 enthralled birders was a dead raccoon high in a tree by the entrance to the Blackwell Path. A list of the birds seen is posted on Bob Mayer’s bird blog: Bob also sponsors the Bird-a-thon...

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Bussey Brook Meadow Volunteer Clean up Day – April 19, 2015

Posted on Dec 18, 2015

Bussey Brook Meadow Volunteer Clean up Day – April 19, 2015

April 19, 2015 “Representatives from Harvard, MIT, the Jamaica Hills Neighborhood Association and the APC raked leaves, cleared trash and liberated many valuable trees and shrubs in the Bussey Brook Meadow from strangling bittersweet, wild grapevines, and multiflora roses during our annual spring volunteer event April 19, 2015

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Annual Fall Clean-up Recap

Posted on Dec 6, 2015

Annual Fall Clean-up Recap

Saturday, September 26th, we held our annual fall campaign against trash and invasives at the Bussey Brook meadow. A great group of MIT and Harvard students and a wonderful 8th grader joined us on a beautiful morning in a highly effective onslaught. Please click images below for captions and credits Before grapevine clean-up Photographs by Alaina Schraufnage _blank During grapevine clean-up Photographs by Alaina Schraufnage _blank After grapevine clean-up Photographs by Alaina Schraufnage _blank Successful slaughter of monster vine by intrepid students! _blank More vine work... _blank...

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