Hands-On in the Park - Landscaping and Gardening
The Southwest Corridor Park Conservancy pursues its mission to maintain, restore and enhance the park through
fundraising and hands-on park stewardship work. Projects include:
Volunteer Days - South End/Back Bay.
Volunteers transplant, weed, prune and do general clean-up on various days during the spring, summer and fall.
The SWCPC and Boston Cares have a volunteer day once each month. Other days are organized through a variety of organizations,
including corporate groups, area schools, colleges and alumni groups and others.
Email Franco Campanello at email@example.com for more information and
to be added to our email list of volunteers, and/or check this website and our Facebook page for annoucements of volunteer days.
Volunteer Days - Jamaica Plain Connect with gardeners in the park in Jamaica Plain at https://sites.google.com/site/festivalgardenJamaica Plain/
or email festivalgardenJamaica Plain@gmail.com for more information and to find out how to volunteer and to join the garden's Google Group/email list.
Be a Garden Steward. Volunteer to be a steward who takes care of a designated area in the corridor. Garden stewards work in
Jamaica Plain and the South End/Back Bay. You can see examples of gardens cared for by volunteers on the Maps page on this website.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Advocacy, Advisory and Park Activities
PMAC is the all-volunteer advisory board for the park. Volunteers work on
park advocacy; get involved with education and outreach; and help with our website, social media, photography and writing; and
get involved with various PMAC committee work. Come to any PMAC meeting or email Jennifer Leonard at email@example.com for information about getting
involved. Our committees include:
Bicycle and Walking Path: Working with city and state to advocate and advise on the use, maintenance and
improvements to the bicycle and walking paths. Projects have included networking, letter-writing, surveys and more.
Park Stewardship Committee: Taking a look at the park as a whole, working with DCR and the SWCPC to advise on landscaping, maintenance and garden projects.
Projects include a walk-through of the 4.7 mile park and an inventory of park features and projects.
Education and Outreach: Working with neighborhood organizations, schools and colleges to engage neighbors and
make the park a focal point for the arts, photography, nature study, sports, youth leadership projects, history projects and more.
PMAC projects include sponsoring a mini-grant initiative, children's gardening, special events and more.
Public Safety: Public safety is a segment of each monthly meeting, with public safety updates from city, state,
MBTA and Northeastern University police departments at each monthly meeting.
Greenway Extension: This group is supporting the planned extension of the SWCP in the Stony Brook neighborhood area.
Other Ad Hoc Committees: Ad hoc committees form formally and informally around specific projects. Dog parks... playgrounds...
website projects... special events... we always have a variety of projects to work on.
Are you interested in dog parks? Skateboarding? Community gardening?
Did you know there are new sections being added to the park?
Are there community groups in your neighborhood involved with projects in the park?
Come to any PMAC meeting to learn more about connecting all these strands of activity.