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2011 Activities
 Rag Rock Conservation Area - Sep 24, 2011 Cleanup
Thanks to Sylvio, a Woburn resident and WREN volunteer, the Rag Rock Conservation area trails are cleaner today. On September 24th Sylvio worked his way up the trail from Harrison Ave/Bacon St picking up trash and discarded cans and bottles. He removed several bags of trash and cans and is donating to his church all the proceeds from the cans and bottles that can be recycled.
 Tri-Community Greenway has a new website.
Tri-Community Greenway has a new website. Please spread the word. www.tricommunitygreenway.org Visit the Tri-Community Greenway website CLICK HERE
Tri-Community Greenway
 Saturday, September 17th - Horn Pond History Stroll by local Naturalist Gerry Kehoe
WREN president and local "Naturalist", Gerry Kehoe (better known as "Woburn's Mother Nature") will be leading an "Evening History Stroll" around Horn Pond (Lake Innitou) on Saturday, September 17th.

For the "Walk" please meet at Ice House Park on Sturgis Street (North end of the Pond) at 4:45 pm. Gerry will start her talk there and will move counter clockwise around the Pond. The walk will be from 5:00 to about 7:00 PM.

Please wear good walking shoes and bug spray is advised. By all means bring you cameras, snacks and drinks if you like.

 Recycling Collection - Saturday, September 17 at Woburn Spence Farm
Recycling collection in Woburn will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. at Woburn's Spence Farm located at 41 Wyman Street, in Woburn benefitting the WREN (Woburn Residents Environmental Network). A portion of the proceeds will be going towards the scholarship fund for a Woburn High School graduating senior that will be continuing their education in the field of environmental education.
 July 30-31 in Woburn - Native American Pow Wow
WREN presents Woburn's Ninth Annual Native American Pow Wow

Gathering at Berry Meadow in Woburn, MA

FREE ADMISSION

CLICK HERE
View photos of past Native American Pow Wow events taken by Gerry Kehoe.CLICK HERE

Public Welcome from 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Altavesta School
Rt 38 in North Woburn, MA
Grand Entry at 12:00 Noon
Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31, 2011

Traditional Native American Drumming, Singing, Dancing, Story Telling, Sacred Fire Ceremony, Traditional Arts and & Crafts and Native American Food Booth.

For more information call 781-933-4146

 Saturday, July 2nd Horn Pond Walk - Cancelled
WREN Nature Walk up Horn Pond Mountain that was set for Saturday, July 2nd has been canceled.

Our Gerry Kehoe, known as "Woburn's MotherNature", who leads all of our Nature walks is currently on the "Injured Reserve List". Gerry's knee injury will not allow her to make the climb up the mountain trail.

But not to fear the "History of Horn Pond" a walk that will be lead by Gerry on September 10th is still on. We will have more on that later.

 Recycling Collection - Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Spence Farm - Woburn
Recycling Collection Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Location: Spence Farm - Woburn
41 Wyman Street, Woburn, Mass

Proceeds from Recycling Collection will benefit The Boy's & Girl's Club of Woburn and their many programs. A portion of the proceeds will be going towards the scholarship fund for a Woburn High School graduating senior that will be continuing their education in the field of environmental education.

 Woburn Conservation Day - May 7, 2011 at Horn Pond
Come join The Woburn Conservation Commission along with WREN in helping us keep The Horn Pond area clean and safe. There will be lunch served courtesy of the Woburn Lions Club for all the volunteers.
Visit the Horn Pond page on Facebook CLICK HERE
 WREN participates in Green Schools Summit at Woburn Memorial High School - Friday April 15, 2011
 Sat, May 28, 2011 - WREN Education Series -
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"How to Grow Your Own Vegetables"
With: Cheryl Heimlich
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2011
Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 am
Heimlich's Nurseries .
71 Burlington St.
Woburn, MA 01801
www.Heimlichs.com
(781) 933-9815

Come and join Cheryl Heimlich from Heimlich's Nurseries in Woburn. Cheryl will teach you how to create to create a lush and fruitful garden. You will learn:

* What to plant and when to plant
* Basics of soil preparation
* Companion planting and container gardening
* Plant care and maintenance
* Tips for increasing your garden's yield

 Friday, April 8th 6-8 p.m. - WREN Education Series -
With: Peter Coppola, Master Gardner
At: McCues Garden Center
200 Cambridge Street
Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 933-1385

"Moving Towards an Organic Lawn"

· Importance of soil and soil preparation prior to starting a lawn. Testing for nutrients and pH, and incorporating organic materials (peat and/or compost)
· The growth cycle of grass. Grass is a cool weather plant….
· Maintaining a lawn; fertilizing, watering, weeding…
· Using herbicides and pesticides
· Mowing; mulching vs. bagging
· Selecting seed and the importance of blending several varieties

 Sunday, April 3, 2011 Mike Welsch
Mike Welsch lost his leg in a motorcycle accident while in the U.S. Marines back in 1979 but that has not slowed him down. Mike has competed and finished many events such as the Boston Marathon and the swim around Manhattan Island in NY (the longest swimming race in the world).
Come hear Mike tell his story at the Woburn Police Station conference room on Sunday, April 3 at 1 p.m.