1 of 58: Compost Filter Berm- This acts as a control for erosion and runoff from the restoration area.  We have placed it throughout the area to slow water and stop sediment.
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2 of 58: Compost Filter Berm
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3 of 58: Erosion Control Log Bars- These logs will act as long-term erosion control for this slope behind Neville Place.
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4 of 58: Future Butterfly Meadow- The grassy area behind Neville Place is being regraded to create a wildflower meadow, softening the edge between the woods and the existing structures.
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5 of 58: Future Butterfly Meadow
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6 of 58: Bonded Fiber Matrix- This matrix has been laid upon the slope to protect the new soil that has been spread.  The soil contains a seed mix that must be protected from erosion.
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7 of 58: Brush barrier- this barrier has been put down to protect the slope and the fiber matrix.
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8 of 58: Construction fencing - this fencing will be up for the duration of the project.  It serves to protect visitors, employees, and the new plantings of Fresh Pond Reservation
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9 of 58: Raised Garden Plots - this base will allow for the creation of a base for the 6 raised plots for the Community Garden.
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10 of 58: Tree pruning -- removing invasive plant species and pruning native plant species will increase the overall health of the ecosystem within the Reservation
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11 of 58: Northeast Sector pathways-- new pathways are being shaped throughout the Northeast Sector.  These paths are created to curb erosion problems and to be ADA compliant
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12 of 58: Community garden fenceposts-- these fenceposts outline the new community gardens area located next to Neville Place.
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13 of 58: Community Garden-- the garden plots in the early morning sun.
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14 of 58: Screening soils-- this machine separates the soil particles from larger material.
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15 of 58: Filter Berm-- this berm will catch and filter water flowing from Lusitania Field and the Perimeter Road towards the Reservoir.
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16 of 58: Sabilized aggregate sample-- This is a sample of the stablized aggregate path that is going to be installed.
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17 of 58: Stabilized aggregate pathway-- this new pathway has been surfaced with stablized aggregate, which is more porous than traditional surfaces.
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18 of 58: Soil placement - new, healthy soils in the Butterfly Meadow will be planted and seeded with meadow species.
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19 of 58: Soccer field soils - these soils were spread at the location of the new youth soccer field in William G Maher Park.
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20 of 58: The new understory - this vegetation sits ready to be planted in the understory.
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21 of 58: Beech Path-- new vegetation was planted along the newly secured and resurfaced Beech Path
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22 of 58: Lusitania Woods-- These plants are waiting to be added to the understory ecosystem in Lusitania Woods
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23 of 58: Drainage in the Butterfly Meadow-- new drainage features in the Butterfly Meadow will keep paths dry and water moving in this area.
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24 of 58: Maher Park visitor parking-- This small stabilized aggregate parking lot will offer parking spaces, bike racks, and a bench for visitors to use.
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25 of 58: Maher Park-- Benches and open green space are some of the features of the new William G. Maher Park
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26 of 58: Lusitania Woods-- new under and mid story plants ready for Lusitania Woods
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27 of 58: Universal Accessibility-- railings have been placed along this pathway to so that it might be compatible with ADA regulations.
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28 of 58: William G. Maher Park-- new plantings!
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29 of 58: Drainage in Lusitania Meadow-- these drains will move water under the Perimeter Road and adjacent pathways.
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30 of 58: Controlling erosion-- certain unofficial pathways have been closed to reduce erosion and compaction in the Northeast Sector.
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31 of 58: Lusitania Meadow-- The grey material will form the base of the pedestrian pathway here, while the low sandy area will become a wet meadow environment.
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32 of 58: Invasive species removal-- removal of the invasive tree and vine species has revealed many of the native specimen trees on the Reservation.
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33 of 58: Temporary Soil Stablization- The green fiber matrix will hold soils in place during the winter months until new vegetation takes root.
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34 of 58: Lusitania Meadow - the wet meadow system will filter and drain surface water in Lusitania Meadow.
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35 of 58: Butterfly Meadow- new soils and new plantings are in place!
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36 of 58: Wildflowers on the slope behind Neville Place
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37 of 58: woodland flowers along the Beech Path
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38 of 58: Butterfly Meadow- newly seeded and planted with trees and shrubs
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39 of 58: Butterfly Meadow pathway
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40 of 58: William G. Maher Park -  This large tree was protected during the project with fencing so that it would be preserved for the future users Fresh Pond Reservation.
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41 of 58: Maher Park- sod and newly planted trees shine in the sunlight in Maher Park.
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42 of 58: Maher Park - This grassy area next to the soccer field will offer open space for visitors to use.
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43 of 58: William G. Maher Park - Water fountain, bench, and the raised community garden plots are just three of the new features of this area.
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44 of 58: Butterfly Meadow- seeded meadow grasses are establishing themselves amongst the trees planted in the Butterfly Meadow.
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45 of 58: Lusitania Meadow- wetland plants ready for their new home in Lusitania Meadow!
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46 of 58: Lusitania Wet Meadow- the wetland was seeded, covered with an erosion control fabric, and then planted with wetland vegetation.
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47 of 58: Wet meadow grasses in Lusitania Meadow
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48 of 58: Resident frog in Lusitania Meadow
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49 of 58: Butterfly Meadow- flowers blooming in the Butterfly Meadow!
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50 of 58: Lusitania Wet Meadow - The wetland plants in Lusitania Meadow wii filter contaminants from the water and create new habitats.
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51 of 58: These stones create a nice place to sit and watch the Reservoir or the wet meadow.
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52 of 58: Community Garden - the garden will be open for use in the spring!
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53 of 58: William G. Maher Park was dedicated October 27, 2007 during an afternoon ceremony.
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55 of 58: New seating in the Northeast Sector
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56 of 58: Butterfly Meadow - late in the season
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57 of 58: Maher Park - flowers along the pathway leading from Black's Nook
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58 of 58: The Northeast Sector Project area is now open to the public!
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