FAR Newsletter for December, 2016

Dismantling the DCR Alewife Reservation North Trail?

Friends of Alewife Reservation has advocated for years for the protection of the Alewife floodplain and urban wild, especially as the water quality at Little River has continued to fail to meet Federal Standards. We hoped that greater protections would be forthcoming since the City Manager’s office and Community Development Agency recently created climate change and Alewife committees, but sadly, that is not the case. This is in spite of the fact that the Alewife T area is 5 feet above sea level and, according to the city, highly vulnerable to sea rise and surge events... (read the full message from FAR President Ellen Mass on our website).

Sculpture of Red Tail Hawk at Alewife planned

FAR and friends of the red tail hawks are planning to erect a life-size sculpture of the Buzz and Ruby couple (or of a single hawk) on their nesting site above Alewife Brook Parkway in Cambridge. Stay tuned for more!
Friends of Alewife Reservation captures 2016 City High School Environmental Focus
VIDEO of Reservation and Work of FAR.

Students from the Rindge and Latin High School Media Center have produced a phenomenal video about Alewife Reservation. Check it out here.

Winter Sunrise charity holdiay card supporting Environmental Defense Fund  Happy Holidays with Peace from FAR.

Winter Wildlife Walk Sightings

Five students and a teacher from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School participated in a wildlife walk on Saturday, December 10. Check out our website to find out what they saw!

Mural public arts project begins soon

The project is to paint the flora and fauna of Alewife Reservation on utility boxes. The target audience is artistic youth who enjoy having their art on public display. For more information, check out the project description and the project conditions.
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