"The Work of 1000" at Emerson College | Nov. 14

This award-winning documentary by local filmmakers Susan Edwards and Dorie Clark tells the inspiring story of how Stoddart, a self-described ordinary woman in Groton, Massachusetts, was able to accomplish the extraordinary in mobilizing the clean-up of the Nashua River, beginning in the early 1960s. The Nashua River, which flows through north central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, was once one of the 10 most-polluted rivers in America. >> Read More

Fields Corner Clean up and Bulb Planting Day | Oct. 27

Help make a difference this Saturday by planting bulbs at Fields Corner. Join other community members to clean up the sidewalks and plant bulbs for next Spring. 

Date: October 27 - 9am-Noon

Location: Town Field

Contact: Fields Corner Main Street office at (617) 474-1432 or e-mail FCMS@fieldscorner.org

Coffee and Donuts will be Provided!

Green Codman Square! LEED-ND Charrette | Oct. 3

New England Ave - The Past

Green Codman Square! Make it walkable, workable, well-built and full of beautiful green spaces!

A new partnership between local organizations Codman Square NDC and Talbot Norfolk Triangle Neighbors United (TNTNU) and local and national agencies has been formed to unite the community around a vision of becoming a model sustainable urban neighborhood based on the best of LEED‐ND practices. The public is invited to take part in two evening planning sessions on October 1 and 3 that are part of a larger planning charette to bring an innovative design to the Talbot Norfolk Triangle area. These evening meetings will take place at the Great Hall in Codman Square (6 Norfolk St.) from 6 – 8 p.m. on Oct. 1 and 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Oct. 3. Check out a flyer, or read the LEED-ND Press Release. >> Read More

Clean Water Action Event | Oct. 1

With Boston at a 17% recycling rate, ever wondered how San Francisco manages to divert 75% of their discards to reuse, recycling, and composting? 

Clean Water Action invites YOU to a Zero Waste planning event for residents, activists and advocates. It costs zero dollars to attend, and you will waste no time whatsoever!
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Rocking with Raptors Boston Nature Center | Sept. 22

Join the Boston Nature Center for its 10th Anniversay this Saturday September 22 from 1-4pm All Free!


Live Raptors from Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Animal Adventures Petting Zoo

Radio 92.9/WBOS Games & Prizes

Branches Steel Orchestra

Green Bag Raffles

Cookout, Cake, & Ice Cream

Face Painting and Arts & Crafts

Fun Activities for All Ages

Boston Nature Center
500 Walk Hill Street
Mattapan, MA 02126


Tree Maintenance Workshop | August 25

The Boston Tree Party is introducing a workshop! The workshop is a great opportunity for hands-on learning about tree care and maintenance. There will be personal instructions all on aspects of caring for trees. This includes pest control, pruning, soil building, fertilization and many more! The workshop will go from 10am to 11:30am at the Nightingale Community Garden (512 Park Street, Dorchester). Register for the event by calling 617-542-7696 or email info@bostonnatural.org.

Boston Compost Visioning Meeting @ BNC March 29

Boston Nature Center will be hosting a Boston Compost Visioning Meeting on Thursday, March 29, at 3:00 p.m. Come together with others interested in working together to improve and expand composting in the City of Boston. Explore the history of composting in Boston, the status of current Boston leaf composting program, which will involve a viewing or tour of the site. At the meeting, the group will also work on determining what needs to be done to achieve their vision. Boston Nature Center is located at 500 Walk Hill Street in Mattapan, 02126. >> Read More

Greenspace Hearing in Codman Square Jan. 18

Support the Talbot Norfolk Triangle Greenspace Master Plan! On Wednesday, January 18, the Department of Neighborhood Development will seek feedback from the neighborhood on future uses for numerous city-owned, vacant parcels of land. The Talbot Norfolk Triangle (TNT) Norfolk lots in question are  2 Woodrow Ave, 4-6 Woodrow Ave, 93 Norfolk Street, 106 Norfolk Street and 131-133 Southern Ave. The January hearing will take place at The Great Hall in Codman Square (located at 6 Norfolk Street in Dorchester) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on January 18. Please note, this event's date changed from Jan. 17 to Jan. 18. For additional information, please contact Bernard Mayo, DND Project Manager at 617.635.0297 or Walter Apperwhite, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services 617.635.2677. You can also contact TNT Neighbors by email at paul [at] tbpm.org. An official flyer for the hearing can be found here. Read more about the greenspace development project here: http://www.greendorchester.org/tnt-greenspace/

Boston Urban Forest Council Meeting Jan. 24

The next Boston Urban Forest Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday January 24, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This meeting is for all of those interested in improving and expanding Boston's Urban Forest! Become a part of a resident based stewardship group whose goals are to plant trees and educate the public about the benefits of trees. This meeting will feature guest speaker Tabatha White from Boston Parks & Recreation Department to answer questions about the city's street tree program. This meeting will be at the Boston Natural Areas Network office at 62 Summer St., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02110. To reserve a spot, please RSVP at 617.542.7696 ext.20. You can also email mathew [at] bostonnatural.org. For more information about Boston Natural, visit their website at www.bostonnatural.org

Rake Leaves at Franklin Park Nov. 19

Join Franklin Park neighbors and volunteers on a crisp fall day to rake leaves and spruce the park up just before winter! Feel free to bring your favorite gloves or an extra rake. Meet at the Shattuck. For more events and more information about Franklin Park and events, check out the Franklin Park Coalition website.

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