Cambridge Outdoors

playing, learning, and being outdoors in Cambridge, Mass.

Visit, Support & Share the Love of Cambridge’s Wild Places


Sunday, October 8, 2017

March with Cambridge Wildlife at Honk!



Ongoing Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities in Cambridge

Monday Night Weed-Outs with Fresh Pond Stewards. September 11 & September 18.
5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. or until dark. Join experienced volunteers to remove invasive plants from the Butterfly Meadow behind Neville Place.  Tools, gloves, and good company provided.  Please bring water bottle and wear long pants and sleeves as well as boots or sneakers. Groups please contact us at 508-562-7605 to register so we have enough tools. Meeting Location: Maher Parking Lot, 650 Concord Ave.
Woodland Restoration Area Gardening at Fresh Pond
Tuesdays between 9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Join other stewardship-minded volunteers in caretaking the native plant restoration area next to Lusitania Meadow, and learn about the diversity of native plant life! We seek dedicated participants who enjoy camaraderie and hard work that includes weeding, pruning, planting, watering new plantings, hauling wood chips and moving logs. Please RSVP to

Fresh Pond Stewards: Wake Up and Weed!
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Join our weed-warrior crew! We are Fresh Pond citizens dedicated to keeping invasive plants at bay for the benefit of wildlife, water and humans alike. No experience or long-term commitment necessary! All tools are provided; sturdy shoes, pants, long-sleeves and a water bottle are strongly recommended. Meets at the volunteer trailer in the lower parking lot.

More opportunities:

The Cambridge Department of Public Works has volunteer opportunities, including landscaping and “adopt a storm drain.”

The Charles River Watershed Association engages volunteers to draw samples, including at Cambridge locations. Click here for information.


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