History

Articles related to the history of the Arboretum Park Conservancy.

The Ecology of an Urban Wild

Posted on Dec 20, 2014

Peter Del Tredici, Senior Research Scientist, summarizes current research conducted in the meadow in his article, “The Ecology of an Urban Wild: Monitoring Spontaneous Plants in Bussey Brook Meadow”, published in the Fall/Winter 2011-2012 issue of The Arnold Arboretum’s publication Silva. A walk down the Blackwell Footpath in the Arboretum’s Bussey Brook Meadow presents visitors with opportunities to observe a spontaneous wildflower meadow, a flourishing wetland, and a diversity of both native and introduced plants and animals. A report published by the City of Boston Environment Department...

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Eugenie Beal, 1911-2013.

Posted on Dec 28, 2013

Eugenie Beal, 1911-2013.

Eugenie Beal, 92; ‘mother of green space’ in Boston By Bryan Marquard Globe Staff September 05, 2013 Eugenie Beal was the first chair of Boston’s Conservation Commission. As the environmental movement began to coalesce in the late 1960s, Eugenie Beal was studying parks for the League of Women Voters when she and the organization decided Boston would benefit from having a Conservation Commission. She took the idea to Mayor Kevin White and by 1970 Ms. Beal was chairing the commission as its first leader. “We have to nail down anything that hasn’t been developed,” she told the Globe four years...

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John Blackwell honored at Emerald Necklace Conservancy 15th Anniversary

Posted on Dec 24, 2013

John Blackwell honored at Emerald Necklace Conservancy 15th Anniversary

May 14, 2013, Eugenie Beal accepted the Olmsted Award of Excellence presented posthumously to John Blackwell for his work in making the Bussey Brook Meadow part of the Arnold Arboretum.

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The Puddingstone Wall Project

Posted on Dec 14, 2013

The Puddingstone Wall Project

The Arboretum Park Conservancy works with the Arnold Arboretum and the Boston Parks Department to improve the safety and appearance of the historic puddingstone wall which separates the Bussey Brook Meadow from South Street. In 2007 the APC received a Small Changes Grant from the City of Boston to restore 700 feet of the wall from the new South Street Gate to the Asticou/Martinwood neighborhood. The grant was matched by donations from the APC, the Arnold Arboretum, and the Arnold Arboretum Committee, a neighborhood group. Below are images of the work being done by Your Space Landscape and...

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