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Help Clean Up Charles River Meadowlands in Franklin on Saturday, April 30th
April 30, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mine Brook Area Cleanup and Walk Planned in Franklin
Metacomet Land Trust will sponsor a trail walk and cleanup of the town open space near Mine Brook in Franklin in cooperation with the Charles River Meadowlands Initiative, the Charles River Watershed Association and the Town of Franklin Earth Day celebration. Everyone is welcome; families with young children please email for more information about conditions.
WHEN: Saturday, April 30, at 10:30 AM, rain or shine – duration, approximately 90 minutes
WHERE: Town-owned open space along Mine Brook, accessed through the Pond Street Property of the Town of Franklin. Follow the dirt driveway to the north of the the Kinder Care daycare facility at 42 Pond St. to the open “parking” area at the end, approximately 1000 feet. [This location is also known as the former sewer bed area.] While the trail is level, the trail may be overgrown and brushy. Please be prepared for wet ground. Please bring insect repellent, hat and work gloves of your choice. Google Map link:
WHAT: Free; suggested for adults, teens, and families with children 10 and older. Volunteers from Metacomet and the Charles River Meadowlands Initiative will be on site to lead a walk over and through town land toward the vicinity of Mine Brook and the US Army Corps of Engineers Upper Charles flood control project lands. The focus is both to clean up any litter along path and to provide the public and local officials with an introduction to the 500 acres of contiguous open space in the proposed Charles River Meadowlands area. Trash bags will be provided.
WHY: The Charles River Meadowlands Initiative is working to bring together Federal and State agencies, as well as citizens and town governments in Bellingham, Franklin, and Medway to improve access to and management of this important open space resource. We also will use this occasion to contribute to the annual cleanup efforts of the Charles River Watershed Association. Mine Brook flows into the Charles River.
For more about the CRMI and the resources along Mine Brook, with photos, visit this new website: http://www.charlesrivermeadowlands.org/