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April 21, 2024 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Do you want to help care for the Blue Hills and have a great time? Then join us for Green Up the Blue Hills, our annual stewardship event that celebrates Spring! This family-friendly event is a great chance to help get a handle (literally!) on one of the most prolific invasive plants in the park — garlic mustard.

This plant is very damaging to other plants in the forest because it releases a poison into the soil so native plants do not survive. Thankfully, it is easy to remove by hand. By pulling as much garlic mustard as possible, you and other volunteers will help keep the forest healthy for the endangered species that live at Ponkapoag Pond — and all the plants and wildlife.

It won’t be all work and no play, though! You’ll also enjoy complimentary refreshments, crafts, face-painting, and a scavenger hunt — not to mention the camaraderie that comes from working together outside in the fresh air.

Here’s how to prep for the event:

  • Park at the Fisherman’s Cove parking area.
  • We’ll be working (and playing!) at the AMC Cabins, which is about a 3/4 mile walk.
  • We’ll provide all the tools and training you’ll need.
  • Bring your gardening gloves if you have them.
  • Wear close-toed shoes.

Thank you to our sponsors listed below!

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