Green Events in Medford

EDUCATION

Wednesday, June 5: Pollinator, Bird & Plant Monitoring at The Fells, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meets at Long Pond Parking Lot, Winchester, but includes stops at 90mm Site and Bellevue Pond in Medford.

Will be surveying 5 sites (4 plant phenology sites + 1 pollinator monitoring site). Also monitoring bird activities at 2 ponds. Will record information following nationally standardized phenology and biodiversity protocols.  

MEETING

Thursday, June 6: Clippership Connector Multi-Use Path Public Meeting, Andrews Middle School, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

At this meeting, the Department of Conservation & Recreation will present the design and construction plans for the Clippership Connector, a proposed multi-used pathway to be located along the north bank of the Mystic River just downstream from Medford Square.

CLEANUP

Saturday, June 8: Mystic River Watershed Association’s Bittersweet and Trash Removal Day, Torbert Macdonald Park, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring sunblock and water. Meet at State Police barracks.

Focusing on Medford’s Macdonald Park, this land-based stewardship activity tackles the invasive vine that can kill tress, impairs habitat value and degrades park aesthetics. 

CLEANUP

Saturday, June 15: Medford Recreation Department’s Wright’s Pond Spring
Cleanup Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Medford Recreation will be hosting a cleanup day at Wright’s Pond in preparation for the 2019 Summer Season. Join us on Saturday morning as we clean the grounds, plant flowers, and paint.

EDUCATION

Sunday, June 16: Discovering and Protecting the Vernal Pools of the Fells, Friends of the Middlesex Fells and Earthwise Area, Medford High School, 1 to 3 p.m.

This is a great community-based conservation initiative for protecting the vernal pools and wetland habitats of the Middlesex Fells Reservation through education, partnerships, and science.

EDUCATION

Sunday, June 16: Fells Biobliss: Botany and Phenology at Bellevue, Bellevue Pond, South Border Road, 9:30 a.m.

Join us for a lovely Botany & Phenology walk in the Fells! This is a great way opportunity to learn how to be alert and in tune with our environment, and to discover our urban woodland’s biodiversity and cycles.

EDUCATION

Wednesday, June 19: Pollinator, Bird & Plant Monitoring at The Fells, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meets at Long Pond Parking Lot, Winchester, but includes stops at 90mm Site and Bellevue Pond in Medford.

Will be surveying 5 sites (4 plant phenology sites + 1 pollinator monitoring site). Also monitoring bird activities at 2 ponds. Will record information following nationally standardized phenology and biodiversity protocols.  

 

OTHER

Wednesday, July 3: Pollinator, Bird & Plant Monitoring at The Fells, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meets at Long Pond Parking Lot, Winchester, but includes stops at 90mm Site and Bellevue Pond in Medford.

Will be surveying 5 sites (4 plant phenology sites + 1 pollinator monitoring site). Also monitoring bird activities at 2 ponds. Will record information following nationally standardized phenology and biodiversity protocols.  

OTHER

Wednesday, July 17: Pollinator, Bird & Plant Monitoring at The Fells, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meets at Long Pond Parking Lot, Winchester, but includes stops at 90mm Site and Bellevue Pond in Medford.

Will be surveying 5 sites (4 plant phenology sites + 1 pollinator monitoring site). Also monitoring bird activities at 2 ponds. Will record information following nationally standardized phenology and biodiversity protocols.  

MEETING

Wednesday, July 24: Environmental Night at West Medford Community Center, 111 Arlington St., Medford, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

First, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., city staff will host “office hours” to answer any questions about the newly published Medford Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (which you can view online at gogreenmedford.org/climate/). Drop by with your questions! Then, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., join Mayor Burke to learn about the City’s opportunities for restoring the riverbank that runs along Dugger Park, and provide your input. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about what the Office of Energy & Environment is doing, and to use your voice to help us create a climate-resilient and greener Medford.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING

Saturday, July 27: Electronics Recycling. Medford Public Library parking lot, 9 a.m. to noon. 

Recycle unwanted electronics, TVs, monitors, and even wood! In addition to the below fees, payable to the recycling company, a donation of $5 to the Friends of the Medford Public Library is suggested.

OTHER

Wednesday, July 31: Pollinator, Bird & Plant Monitoring at The Fells, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meets at Long Pond Parking Lot, Winchester, but includes stops at 90mm Site and Bellevue Pond in Medford.

Will be surveying 5 sites (4 plant phenology sites + 1 pollinator monitoring site). Also monitoring bird activities at 2 ponds. Will record information following nationally standardized phenology and biodiversity protocols. 

MEETING

Wednesday, July 31: Medford: From Vulnerable to Resilient, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. City Council Chambers, Medford City Hall, 85 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford

Mayor Burke & Medford’s Energy & Environment staff invite you to talk about your vision for a climate-resilient Medford! Medford has recently published its climate change vulnerability assessment (read here: gogreenmedford.org/climate/), which identifies the physical, social, and economic impacts of climate change on our city. The next steps for our community are to develop a vision and make an adaptation and mitigation plan. We invite you to be a part of that process! At this public meeting, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Hear from municipal climate staff about their work thus far on Medford’s climate change adaptation and mitigation plans
  • View maps that show different climate change impacts throughout Medford and flip through a copy of Medford’s Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
  • Provide written and/or oral feedback on Medford’s vision that will guide our next steps for addressing local climate change impacts
  • Volunteer to serve on a working group that focuses on a topic that interests you

    If you cannot attend, watch it live on Medford Community Media Government Access (Comcast Channel 22, Verizon Channel 43, or online at https://medford.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch1&nav=live) and provide your feedback via Google Form HERE: https://tinyurl.com/medford-climate-vision

    Interpretation is available upon request with advance notice; call 781-393-2137 or email carolynmeklenburg@gmail.com by July 22, 2019. Children are welcome. For accommodations call 781-393-2137. TTY: (781) 393-2516.

OTHER

Wednesday, August 14: Pollinator, Bird & Plant Monitoring at The Fells, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meets at Long Pond Parking Lot, Winchester, but includes stops at 90mm Site and Bellevue Pond in Medford.

Will be surveying 5 sites (4 plant phenology sites + 1 pollinator monitoring site). Also monitoring bird activities at 2 ponds. Will record information following nationally standardized phenology and biodiversity protocols.  

OTHER

Wednesday, August 28: Pollinator, Bird & Plant Monitoring at The Fells, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meets at Long Pond Parking Lot, Winchester, but includes stops at 90mm Site and Bellevue Pond in Medford.

Will be surveying 5 sites (4 plant phenology sites + 1 pollinator monitoring site). Also monitoring bird activities at 2 ponds. Will record information following nationally standardized phenology and biodiversity protocols.  

Saturday, October 19: Medford Office of Energy and Environment’s 10th annual Harvest Your Energy Festival, Mystic Riverbend Park, noon to 3 p.m.

This event offers an opportunity for businesses, residents, and organizations to come together and learn about energy savings and environmentally friendly practices. It annually includes live music, presentation of the Medford Green Awards, and many other activities.