6/1/13 OUTDOOR OPPORTUNITY

WHAT    Improve trails & restore wetlands

WHEN    National Trails Day
        Saturday, June 1
        9:30 AM to 12:30* PM
        Rain or shine

WHERE   Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, East Boston
        T-accessible; across from MBTA Blue Line's
        Suffolk Downs Station

WHY     If the only time you go to East Boston is
        to use the airport, then take advantage of
        this opportunity to visit this neighborhood
        and make a difference!

        Rich in nutrients and protected from ocean
        water, Belle Isle Marsh provides critical
        habitat for wildlife such as migratory birds
        and ocean fishes. Our work will improve
        trails and restore wetlands for human visitors,
        flora, and fauna, assisting dedicated DCR
        supervisor Geoff Wood for our 16th year.

        Belle Isle Marsh Reservation preserves 152
        of the 241 acre Belle Isle Marsh, and is part
        of the East Boston Greenway, a 3.3-mile, foot/
        bike trail in progress along the old railroad
        right-of-way, connecting the historic waterfront
        to Belle Isle, Piers Park, the Boston Parks
        stadium, and Wood Island Bay Marsh.

*Optional: Volunteers are encouraged to bring their
        lunches so that after the project concludes they
        can picnic and explore the type of wetlands that
        once lined the shores of Massachusetts Bay.

        More info about this park and its trails.

HOW     Sign up by 5/24 at
        http://s.zoomerang.com/s/pmd060113 
        You should see a confirmation screen after you
        successfully submit your online registration.

        Then a few days before the project PMD will email
        specific, detailed PDFs including directions to the
        project site by public transit and by car, 
        what to wear/expect, checklist, maps, and release forms.

WHO     People Making a Difference (PMD) is a nonprofit
        organization that promotes informed and
        responsible volunteerism by involving people
        in tangible, hands-on work that meets 
        local needs and by assisting companies
        and charities in building successful
        community involvement programs that:
       * Produce appreciable results and bring
         tools and materials while conserving
         recipient charities' limited resources,
       * Educate volunteers about broader issues,
       * Bring people together to make a difference.

-JOIN US ON THE TRAIL-
 Trails are integral to our lives, and lifelong enjoyment
 of nature depends on the collective efforts of all
 citizens in a community.
 --American Hiking Society

***Summary of Upcoming PMD Events***

People Making a Difference (PMD)
P.O. Box 120189, Boston, MA 02112
781-963-0373
lori@pmd.org
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