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DCR Volunteer Highlights

Highlights of Volunteering in DCR Parks

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Art and Design meets Science & Conservation during the DCR’s Park Serve, Volunteer program

Students of the Theta Chi Fraternity design and create flags
Students of the Theta Chi Fraternity design and create flags

On Saturday, October 19 MIT Students of the Theta Chi Fraternity designed and created flags that will be used to reduce litter on DCR’s Revere Beach Reservation and in the ocean by helping beachgoers find trash barrels.  The flags were built to resist gale force winds applying engineering principles and using random materials we had on hand reminiscent of the Apollo 13 mission. 

Where did we get this idea?

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In June and July of 2019, volunteers from the New England Aquarium’s liveblue service program had conversations with beach goers whereby they discovered, and defined the root causes of a few of our park challenges and brainstormed solutions to them.  So far, these challenges have included litter on the beach that harms wildlife, and dogs on the beach that disturb both beachgoers and threatened shorebirds that are nesting.  For more information about these and other volunteer opportunities in a DCR State Park please contact Matthew Nash at either Matthew.Nash@mass.gov or 781-656-1485. For Corporate Volunteer Partnerships please contact Lisa Barstow at lisa.barstow@mass.gov  or 617-626-4954.

Park Serve Day 2020 | Saturday, April 25

Park Serve Day

DCR Park Serve 2020 begins the week of April 20 celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, Arbor Day on April 24 and culminating with DCR Park Serve Day on April 25.  Corporations and other groups interested in service and sponsorship opportunities are encouraged to contact lisa.barstow@mass.gov.

Park Serve Day 2020 | Saturday, April 25

Contact

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Department of Conservation & Recreation
251 Causeway St.
Suite 600
Boston, MA 02114
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