The BPA had a great day on Saturday, May 20, when a group of stalwart volunteers, led by Professor Eric Olson, removed infestations of Garlic Mustard and Japanese Knotweed, and made impressive progress in removing Oriental Bittersweet along the east bank of the pond. We are grateful as well to Commissioner Bob DeRubeis and Dave Mandatori of the Parks & Recreation Department. Mr. Mandatori organized a second group to repaint the railings along the Bullough Park edge of the site. The bank is looks better, and is better, with fewer invasives and spruced-up railings. Stay tuned for future invasive pull volunteer opportunities...
BPA President Marilyn Campbell led BPA members and other volunteers in a massive clean up effort around Bullough’s Pond on Newton Serves Day, April 28.
After some four hours of backbreaking work, the north and east banks of the pond looked clean and welcoming. The clean up brigade filled more than 60 bags of yard waste and piled up lots of broken branches for collection by the city’s crews.