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Flora and Fauna of the Charles River

“Flora and Fauna of the Charles River” celebrates the Charles River with a virtual walk along the one-mile stretch of the river from Watertown Square to Bridge Street. For the

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New Pedestrian Bridges and Trails in Riverside Park

Riverside Park is a small DCR property located mostly in Weston, between the Riverside MBTA station and the Martin Golf Course. For many years, the two pedestrian bridges that crossed

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Newton Lower Falls Pedestrian Bridge Updates

The conversion of the old former rail corridor and bridge over the Charles River at Newton Lower Falls into the Lower Falls Pedestrian Bridge is nearly complete. The bridge has

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The Fish Are Biting

A fisherman had a good day along the Charles just below the Watertown Dam A 14-pound carp is caught The carp is released Seagulls hunt for herring and alewives at

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Rail-to-Trail Greenway Proposed

An old former rail corridor and bridge over the Charles River offers the potential to provide excellent recreational and smart growth opportunities to benefit the residents of Newton, including Lower

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Appreciating the Charles River

The Charles River is Newton’s great waterway. “Appreciating the Charles River” takes a look at the history, recreational opportunities, and efforts to keep the river clean and accessible for the

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Blue Heron Bridge Opening

This program covers the official opening of the Charles Greenway and Blue Heron Bridge on Sept. 23rd, 2005. This was the formal opening of the DCR’s new one mile greenway

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Charles River Reflections

A reflective look at the Charles River featuring the photography of Carole Smith Berney and the music of Anne Marie David (Birch Pennings). This was part of a Newton Conservators

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Upper Charles River Reservation 2003 Project Update

By Dan Driscoll Director of Recreational Facilities DCR Background: In 1994 the MDC began preparation of a master plan and design for a major section of the Upper Charles River

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