Environmental Treasures of Quincy
THE QUINCY PARK DEPARTMENT'S ENVIRONMENTAL TREASURES PROGRAM
RESTORING BROAD MEADOWS SALT MARSH
Monday, August 24, 6 p.m.
(Rain date: August 25, 6 p.m.)
Lawrence Oliver, Chief, Evaluation Branch
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Broad Meadows Salt Marsh was largely destroyed when dredged material from the Town River Federal navigation project was dumped in the Marsh in 1938 and 1956. The area became overrun with phragmites. Over the last several years major work has been done to restore the marsh and to create a park on the upland area. Why are salt marshes important? How can they be restored? Join Larry Oliver who helped oversee this project for the Corps for a stroll through this newly created park. Larry will share his over 30 years of experience in environmental work and salt marsh restoration as he answers these questions.
Meet in the parking lot behind Broad Meadows Middle School, Calvin Road (off Moffat Road).
Note: many of the trails contain large pieces of gravel which may be challenging for people with stability problems. Please bring water, bug repellent, sunscreen and a sunhat.
Optional: pay your own way dinner at a local restaurant after the tour.
No registration is required. For more information and rain date rescheduling, please call 617/472-0799.