The Alewife Reservation is a unique natural resource for the communities of Cambridge, Arlington, Belmont, Somerville, and Medford and home to hundreds of species, including hawks, coyotes beavers, snapping turtles, wild turkeys and muskrats, the reservation is a unique natural resource for the community. Through our programming as the Friends of Alewife Reservation, we help protect and restore this wild area and the surrounding area. We research water quality, native plants, animals and over 90 bird species. We maintain paths for recreation and use the space as an outdoor classroom.
You can learn about this unique 160 acres of urban wild conveniently located at the Alewife T stop, and help maintain it. Sign up your group for one of several sessions a year, or participate in our annual summer multi-week session through the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program. If you're interested in your group volunteering with us in the Alewife Reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and thank you!
You can follow our work in the Alewife Reservation on Facebook, and find more detailed historical information about the work at friendsofalewifereservation.org.
The work of our Friends of Alewife Reservation is advised by the Alewife Subsidiary Board. You can learn more about them at this link.