Call for Volunteers: Monarch Butterfly Release Parade

Adult/teen volunteers are needed for a fun nature event at Fresh Pond Reservation—a parade to celebrate the release of reservation-raised monarchs back into the wild!  At this writing (July 18) four of the creatures at the Water Department building have turned into chrysalises, with more to follow. The parade —open to all , costumes and noisemakers

Multiple kids wear a monarch caterpillar puppet at the wildlife parade at Fresh Pond Day 2015.

encouraged—will begin at the Water Treatment Facility at 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, proceeding along the path to Lusitania Meadow. There, the butterflies raised by the Water Department will be sent  off into the meadow flowers.  

The parade will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2 to 3:30 pm (Rain Date Sunday, August 7).

To volunteer, contact Martine at (617)-349-6489 or

 More information about the Water Department’s Monarch Release Project is here.

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