Volunteer Opportunities

The Reservoir Committee of the Envision Arlington Environmental Task Group is a group of concerned citizen volunteers working to solve the Reservoir's problems. The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of the month in the Arlington Town Hall Annex. Anyone with an interest in the Reservoir is welcome to participate.

The Reservoir Committee is constituted to Preserve and Treasure the Natural Aspects of the Reservoir:

  • Install and maintain wildlife habitat gardens to Support native species.
  • Assure that planning and development at the Reservoir are in harmony with the environment.
  • Provide opportunities for education about native ecology and the effects of invasive species.
  • Encourage community well-being through enjoyment of the natural environment.
  • Work to control invasive species.

If you wish to volunteer or join the committee, use the contact form on this site.

The Arlington Reservoir Committee depends on you to help protect our natural environment and fight invasive species! Check out these opportunities to volunteer independently or large groups or corporations.

INDIVIDUAL OPPORTUNITIES

Reservoir Committee is seeking

Events Coordinator- Oversee volunteers or volunteer groups in invasive species work, work in the native habitat garden, trash clean ups.

Secretary- Take notes at our monthly meeting Third Tuesday of the month and help with the annual write up of the committee or reports

Garden Designer-  Native plant garden design, plant choice, acquisition

Social Media Coordinator – Post information about the Reservoir events to various outlets Facebook, NextDoor, Meetup etc.

RESERVOIR HABITAT GARDEN

As part of our work we will add a walk around the Reservoir and clean up for any group interested. We like to reduce trash left in and around the Res.

INVASIVE PLANT REMOVAL

This is routinely done from 8-9am on the Saturday after the third Tuesday.  During certain seasons we will have  longer activities  or actives targeting a specific variety of species

<p">Water Chestnut: Hop in a canoe, kayak or just get a rack and remove invasive water chestnut from the  Arlington Reservoir.

Bittersweet: Join us for a community volunteer event to remove invasive Bittersweet vines

Annual Garlic Mustard Pull in May.

RESERVOIR CLEANUPS

As part of our work we will add a walk around the Reservoir and clean up for any group interested. We like to reduce trash left in and around the Res.

MyRWA VISUAL TRASH

Help us get a big picture of the trash problem in our watershed by performing a visual assessment of litter on the street!  Have one-hour? Register for a route here.

We depend on volunteers to help us attain these goals.  We have had volunteers from as close as Lexington and as far as Connecticut.

Clearing invasive species and planting native ones stakes diligence and dedication.