SCA Massachusetts Works with 60 Volunteers at Squantum Point Park

Thursday, February 21st SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps members and staff rallied against the wind and cold to join Quincy residents in beautifying and maintaining a frequently used oceanfront park near Boston last Thursday. The project, organized and coordinated by corps members and staff, was part of SCA Massachusett’s Boston service week. With the help of Alexandra Echandi and Kevin Hollenbeck of the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), SCA worked with over 50 dedicated volunteers to pick up garbage and clear trails at Squantum Point Park. In the morning, the seventeen corps members divided up and led hard-working Boy Scout troops in a guided cleanup as well as a Leave No Trace Workshop. They introduced and enacted, while working, Leave No Trace principles to help Scouts earn a Leave No Trace merit badge. Others donned hardhats and joined generous Quincy high school students to assist with lopping and widening trail areas. In the afternoon, many enthusiastic college students from an Eastern Nazarene College Ecology class and a local garden club member furthered progress on lopping and trash cleanup. In spite of the inclement weather, it was a productive and fun afternoon. All told, 14 bags of trash and 6 bags of recyclables were removed from the park and over 1 mile of trail was brushed, in addition to several historical displays. For more pictures, open the pdf below!