The Westminster Ponds Environmentally Significant Area (ESA) is a haven for biodiversity in the center of the city. However, human impact has negative impacts on such a unique gem. As the snow has melted it has made the once invisible and often overlooked issues, reemerge into the light. Namely, the accumulation of garbage.
Why is this a problem?
The Ponds are home to magnificent kettle ponds and a variety of plant and animal species. Did you know that Approximately 60% of all plant species found in Middlesex County can be found in this ESA.
Garbage that accumulates breaks down over time and leeches into the Ponds, having negative impacts on the plants, animals, and their surrounding environment.
Join us as a community to clean-up our natural area on May 29!
Pre-registration is required
Our team will supply the tools needed to aid in this large undertaking, including:
- garbage bags
- garbage picker-uppers
- and more