Peace Corps Volunteers

The Alington Reservoir Committee hosted Boston Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (BARPCV) and Boston Volunteers October 23.

There were volunteers from as close as Lexington and as far as Connecticut.  We spent the morning working on the care and maintenance of the Arlington Habitat Garden. We hosted over twenty volunteers and were able to clear large patches of overgrown grasses.

Clearing invasive species and planting native ones took diligence and dedication.. Ten volunteers worked on picking up trash around the reservoir and planting tall grasses. They also planted Bee Balm, Black Eyed Susans and Golden Buttons.

Afterwards, we strolled around the Reservoir on the newly constructed ADA compliant path. The group learned more about the invasive species work the Town of Arlington has nearly completed. We also reviewed the new playground and permeable surface parking lot near the reservoir beach.`