Store Pond Restoration
By: Molly Travers serving as a Regional Conservation Coordinator at Southeastern MA Pine Barrens Alliance
On Saturday, November 4th, Molly and Tommy (serving at the Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance and Wildlands Trust) hosted a restoration event at Store Pond in North Plymouth. Since this is one of the few remaining open spaces in North Plymouth, the goal was to engage local residents in an effort to keep this site clean and accessible. With the help of 10 volunteers, the group removed 9 bags of trash, furniture, tires, and more from the site in just 2 hours. Molly is working on creating invasive species identification guides that can be used by the group when they return to the site in the spring. During the second session, the group will receive training on the various invasive species on site (Japanese knotweed, Phragmites, and bittersweet) and how best to remove them and prevent their growth. The first session of the Store Pond Restoration was a definite success!