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Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Urban Wilds Park Cleanups

Get your hands working this fall with the Urban Wilds Team! Projects involve working in gardens, parks, and wooded areas for organizations that are committed to cleaning up public spaces for a cleaner, greener city. All projects will do landscape restoration work in the Allandale Woods, near the Brookline, West Roxbury, JP line. All projects will involve trail maintenance and invasive plant management.

Event #1: Saturday, September 14th from 9:00am-12:00pm
7 VFW Parkway

Event #2: Saturday, September 21st from 1:30-4:30pm
19 VFW Parkway

Event #3: Saturday, October 5th from 9:00am-12:00pm
Trailhead at Allandale Street near Elwell Road

Event #4: Saturday, October 19th from 1:30-4:30pm
Trailhead at Hackensack Circle


About the Urban Wilds:

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department oversees 2,200 acres of park land including 215 parks and playgrounds, 65 squares, urban woodlands and street trees, three active cemeteries, 16 historic burying grounds, and two golf courses. Over the last 10 years, the Parks Department implemented a $120 million rehabilitation of the City park system targeting every tot lot and the majority of ball fields and courts. 

The Urban Wilds Initiative is a volunteer-based program that is staffed by a program consultant and has no operating budget.  In addition to acquiring/protecting and maintaining /managing natural areas in Boston, the program seeks to conduct community outreach and education to promote stewardship around these ecologically important sites.

The Urban Wilds Initiative protects, maintains, and restores publicly-owned urban wilds in order to ensure the access to and enjoyment of these natural treasures for present and future Boston residents.

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