Rose and the YouthBuild team started the day off with training on proper planting technique and then hit the ground running with 6 trees planted in the City. Today the YouthBuild crew all worked together to learn the do's and don'ts for the planting-starting tomorrow the group will be split into two crews for planting trees across the City. Give them a wave and thanks if you drive past them!
It is very exciting to see work progress so quickly at the park site. Generally you can't notice a huge difference from one day to the next with construction jobs, but not out at Manchester Street Park.
It has been a tremendous pleasure going out there each day and seeing the work! As you can see from this image, the overlook was cleaned out of scrub and brush on Thursday and by the following Tuesday was almost completely filled in with base material.
We also have a new site overseer at the park. I discovered him basking (on a pretty cool day) near the overlook but totally out of harm's way. He was a little camera shy though and scurried off into the pond.
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April 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, join the South Common Neighborhood Association, the Shawsheen River Watershed Association, and Lawrence High School Students for a spring Cleanup at Costello Park.
Meet at Costello Park-parking on Shawsheen Road; meet by the tennis courts.
Presented by the People for the Environment
Thursday, March 26th, 7-8:30pm
at the North Parish Church of North Andover
How can we eat food grown in a way that is less harmful to the earth? What are the benefits of eating locally? What can we do? With all of the talk about food these days, it is important to understand what choices we can make that affect the health of our bodies and the health of our earth.