April 26th,
9-12 am
Sunset Rock Reservation Invasive Species Removal - AVIS Work Party
On Saturday, April 26, from 9:00 to 12:00, the Andover Village Improvement Society, A.V.I.S., asks resident volunteers to help clear invasive species from the Sunset Rock Reservation at the end of Hammond Way, off Porter Road. Bittersweet, Honeysuckle and Multiflora Rose have supplanted native species. Active land management is required to cut and clear the invasives in order to re-establish native vegetation and improve the natural vitality of the preserve. Volunteers will be instructed on invasive species recognition and the methods used to remove them. Project leader contacts are Jerry Witt and Dave Doub, 978-828-3498.
April 26th,
9-1 pm
Off River Road
(See Map)
Andover Conservation Commission Earth Day Merrimack River Cleanup Work Party - Come join us take care of this important local resource. Enjoy our beautiful riverbank while we gather trash, recyclables and returnables. Contact: Bob Douglas at rdouglas@andoverma.gov Day of the event questions: (978) 269-0084
Saturday, May 10th,
@ 10 am

Rain Date:
May 11th
@ 10 am
Baker's Meadow


Evelyn Retelle's home at 64 Reservation Rd, overlooking the pond at Bakers Meadow

Dedication of the Al & Evelyn Retelle Trail around Bakerís Meadow. Former AVIS President and long time Bakers Meadow co-warden Al Retelle passed away in February. AVIS is honoring his memory by naming the trail around his beloved Bakerís Meadow after him and his wife and co-warden, Evelyn. The ceremony will take place at 10AM at Evelynís home, overlooking the pond. We expect Alís flower garden to be in full bloom. After the ceremony, join us for a walk around the pond on the Retelle Trail.

Merrimack Valley Bird Club, of which Al was president for 45 years, will host its annual Bakerís Meadow bird walk that morning, led by Evelyn, arriving at 64 Reservation Road in time for the ceremony. Members of the club will be available to lead bird-oriented walks on the new Retelle Trail after the ceremony.

Parking for the ceremony is available on Pilgrim Drive or Mayflower Drive.

For more information contact Mike Timko at 978-771-1908.