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Welcoming in 2016

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We welcomed in 2016 in the good company of family and friends and several walks around the restoration site.  Paul and Linda Williams helped organize and publicize a community walk for Saturday, January 2. Our thanks to thanks to Evelyn Strawn and Betsy Hall for spreading the word! And to the 40 people who showed up to witness the amazing transformation of Tidmarsh in progress.

Before we began to walk we had to reroute a lot of cars to another entrance as the berm we planned to walk across became impassable shortly before New Years day.  Once the group assembled, we scooted around the "Closed for Construction" gate just below Heather Drive, circling cell 6 and the "island", and after a bit arriving to witness the transformation of cell 2 and how the river channel will connect to cell 3.

Continuing along the eastern edge of cell 2, past iconic views of the new river channel the group arrived at the junction of the bogs and the relic channel. Concrete work in progress is hard to ooh and ahh about, but everyone was enthusiastic about the prospect of a bridge creating the east-west crossing in that spot.  We went on to examine the remarkable properties of a log jam that now allows the relic channel to connect with itself.  Beautiful work!


Next the gang climbed "Mars" for the best view of the valley.  Arriving back at the southern end of cell 2, the group separated with approximately half the gang going back to their cars; and the remainder carrying on along the West side of cell 3 and up to the marsh (an older transformation of the former reservoir).  Circling back, this group had a quick tour of the native plant greenhouse.

 

 

Wishing everyone a fun, productive and healthy 2016!

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This Month on the Farm

December January 2016

Mass Audubon has launched a campaign to establish the

Tidmarsh Nature Sanctuary, Click the link for more information massaudubon.org/tidmarsh


To see the video Click the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFsJTcuK9VE


Visit Tidmarsh virtually

tidmarsh.media.mit.edu

 

Visit Living Observatory's new website

LivingObservatory.org

 

Visit Bog People

halseyburgund.com/projects/bog.html

 

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