Published in the April 8, 2016 edition
MELROSE — On Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Ell Pond Committee, in collaboration with the Melrose Recycling Committee and the Melrose Unitarian Church, will sponsor its annual cleanup and restoration day at the Memorial Knoll shoreline across from the Veterans Memorial Middle School.
Volunteers can assist in shrub planting, invasive species removal, riparian no-mow fencing, litter pick-up and other activities. Volunteers should bring work gloves and yard tools. The Recycling Committee will be providing plastic gloves and trash bags and will be leading groups to clean up other public spaces in Melrose, such as the Middle School and the High School grounds. Canoes and kayaks are encouraged this year to help with hard-to-reach areas like the Main Street shoreline. Refreshments and pizza will be served afterward. The rain date is Sunday May 1.
Both the Ell Pond Committee and the Recycling Committee (melrecyclingcommittee.wordpress.com) meet the first Thursday of every month, typically at the library. New members for both groups are welcome; call 781-526-7383 (Ell Pond Committee) or 781-775-5058 (Recycling Committee) for more info.