POSTPONED: Showing Some Love to the Weston Reservoir: Stewardship Saturday

NOTE: Due to extreme cold predicted for this Saturday, this event has been postponed.

This Saturday, January 15, Weston Conservation and Weston Forest & Trail Association (WFTA) are leading a clean-up focused Stewardship Saturday at the Weston Reservoir, aka the Ash Street Reservoir. Volunteers are invited, with escort, “behind the fence” on the south side of the Reservoir to pick up trash, mostly in the form of dog poop bags launched by assholes jerks inconsiderate people over the protective fence and all the way to the brink of this water supply. It boggles the mind, no?

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority recently contacted WFTA to request assistance in cleaning up the property. As most people know, the Weston Reservoir is owned by the MWRA as an emergency water source–it is not currently online but has to be ready to go at any time. Hence, the lack of sense of humor about poop bags, as well as the ban on swimming. Most of the land around the Reservoir belongs to the MWRA (some belongs to Town of Weston Conservation) and the lucky public has access to it thanks to an 8(m) Memorandum of Understanding. This MOU says we have access to the property outside the fence and puts Weston Forest & Trail Association on the hook for keeping the trails passable (the WFTA trails manager is the one that gets those enormous trunks off the trails–yay, Lynn!

map credit: Town of Weston

The “Res” is the first or second most used trail system in Weston (there’s always a battle with Cat Rock). Beloved and used by many, the trails are showing some wear and tear. Friends of the Weston Reservoir is another volunteer group that keeps the property clean–those free dog poop bags? Friends of Weston Reservoir. Now is your chance to join the group of those who care–and get a special look at the reservoir from the shoreline rather than behind a fence. Bonus.

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