Friends of Alewife Reservation

  • MA

About Us

Statement of Purpose

To bring public attention to the Cambridge, Belmont and Arlington, Alewife Reservation, owned by the Dept. of Conservation and Recreation. FAR stewards and educates about the area's wetlands, and forest, and environs by working with community members, elected officials, Alewife area groups, to preserve and protect the area by means of a visible presence of monitors, or school youth projects which include: public clean ups, survey teams, wilderness educational tours and classes, water quality testing and other projects which benefit the Alewife Reservation. The Friends also alert businesses and residents of the area of their environmental wetland responsibilities to Cambridge, Arlington and Belmont. Friends will raise funds for purposes of preservation and enhancement of the 115 acres public land Reserve in properly planned and supervised projects through grants, city and town funds, and from benefactors. Friends will meet separately in crews, teams and committees to plan their work with the agreement from Task Force Board members.