Activities & Contacts
Girl Scouts and others who helped with the
The Reservoir Committee of the Vision 2020 Environmental
Task Group is a group of concerned citizens working to solve the Reservoir's
problems. We have monthly meetings with about a dozen or so individuals
in attendance. Anyone with an interest in the Reservoir is welcome
to attend. You may also join our email list to receive regular notices about the
group's activities. Email List Instructions.
Previous Activities This
Res Cleanup - Saturday October 4th, Starting at 11am.
Plans for the Reservoir clean-up have been
finalized. A truckload of woodchips is being delivered by Arlington DPW
before Saturday, so we'll be spreading it along the walking trail on the
farm side. We plan to also prune back some of the weeds (especially around
the newly planted trees) and a local girl scout troop will be joining us to
help with litter pick-up. (The clean-up will NOT be dealing with weeds in
the water...we are awaiting the results of testing by Aquatic Control to
determine the best course of action to deal with them.)
Date: Saturday, October 4th (rain or shine...unless it's a torrential
downpour; an e-mail will be sent out if we need to cancel).
Time: starting at 11am
Location: we'll meet at the woodchip pile, which should be at the
entrance to the wooded area between the beach and the farm on Lowell St.
What to bring: rake, shovel, wheelbarrow, hand pruner, gardening
What will be provided: trash bags, water, snacks
If you have any questions contact Leslie at
...and please help spread the word!
Some highlights from the Reservoir meeting on September
- Tree planting should begin in the next couple of weeks! How many planted
at this time will depend on the amount of good stock that the contractor can
obtain from the nursery right now. The rest of the trees will be planted in
- It was decided that we will NOT have a fall clean-up day...we'll wait
until spring. However, we will be planning a walk-around for sometime in
early November to check out all the new trees that were planted.
A Visual Diary : The Arlington Reservoir Tree Replacement Project
is an exhibit of work being displayed through December by Res Committee
Member and Conservation Commissioner Cathy Garnett. We will gather for a
small reception to view her works, discuss the plantings and help to plan
for a larger display of this project, which will be included in the "Images
of Arlington" spring 2007 exhibit to celebrate Arlington's 200th
celebration. Cathy's project is supported in part by a grant from the
Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the
Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Plan for new tree
planting at the Res:
Tree Planting Plan