On Saturday, May 13, 9am – 1pm, volunteers are invited to the 17th annual gathering to improve the Spy Pond trail along Route 2 between Lake St. and Pleasant St. Activities will include maintaining access trails to the pond, pruning for vistas, planting dogwoods, bagging litter, and controlling invasive plants. The rain date is Sunday, May 14, same time.
This event is hosted by the Spy Pond Environment Task Group (volunteers working in partnership with the Town of Arlington), the Appalachian Mountain Club, and other civic groups, including the Land Trust.
Guidelines: Trails Day qualifies as a community service project for students. Participants should bring sturdy footwear, work clothes, a hat, sunscreen, and rain gear. Pruning tools are also helpful. Liability waivers will be available and must be signed by all participants (under 18 need approval from—and are preferably accompanied by—a parent or guardian). Equipment and snacks will be provided, but please pack your own lunch.
Recommended parking: Take exit 60 off Rt. 2, head towards Mass. Ave. on Lake St., first left onto Colonial Drive, left onto Roanoke, left and park along Spy Pond Parkway. The street address for Google Maps is 15 Spy Pond Parkway, Arlington, MA 02474.