Help plant daffodil bulbs along the Charles River at Herter Park in Brighton

 

by Staff Reporters, Allston-Brighton TAB

Brighton, Mass. —Though autumn is here, spring is certainly in the air at the Charles River Conservancy thanks to a donation of 10,000 daffodil bulbs from Mahoney’s Garden Center in Brighton. The conservancy is looking for volunteers for the final planting on Nov. 20 in Herter Park, Brighton along the Charles River.

“Mahoney’s is happy to sponsor the Conservancy’s 2010 Daffodil Bulb Planting Campaign,” said Tom Mahoney, managing partner at Mahoney’s Garden Centers. “Added to the 10,000 planted last year through the conservancy, the show of color along the banks of the Charles next spring should be spectacular!”

The bulbs need to be planted this fall for daffodils to bloom next spring. The Conservancy has already coordinated several group planting efforts, but is looking to the general public to help with the final round.

“We all come out prepared to get dirty — which is all part of the fun,” said Logan Walsh, volunteer coordinator at the Conservancy. “Planting along the Charles is an extraordinary opportunity to give back to the community, while working in a beautiful and historic setting. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other gardening enthusiasts and local community members.”

Yearly the Conservancy brings together more than 2,500 volunteers to perform vital maintenance work and build permanent improvements in the parklands— work such as planting bulbs, painting park benches, removing invasive species and trimming brush. Since 2002, more than 17,000 Conservancy Volunteers have contributed more than $1 million of donated labor to improve the health, safety, and beauty of the Charles River parklands.

The Nov. 20 planting will take place near the Brighton Mahoney’s at Herter Park from 9 a.m.-noon.

To participate, call Logan Walsh, Charles River Conservancy volunteer coordinator, at 617-300-8173 or e-mail lcw@thecharles.org. For more information on the Conservancy, visit www.thecharles.org.

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