Southwest Corridor Park Conservancy
Along the SWC
Park News and Information
SWC Path Survey: http://surveymonkey.com/r/swcpath. A PMAC bike-pedestrian path committee has conducted a survey about use of the SWC path, with 591 responses as of April 2015. Responses provide great insight into ways of improving bike-pedestrian culture and long-term and short-term enhancements to the path system. Read a summary of survey results.
Magnolia Transplanting. A set of magnolia trees, donated and planted near Forest Hills several years ago by SWCP volunteers, is being transplanted to three locations along the park (Jamaica Plain to South End) during the Casey Overpass construction project. Here, photos from the first phase of this move.
Durham Green Replanting. The Southwest Corridor Park Conservancy, in collaboration with the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), is replanting the hilly area in the park near the end of Durham Street. The area will be fenced for a few months while it is replanted with native grasses and sedges. These new plantings will be attractive native plants, drought-resistant and hardy in all types of weather.
The Southwest Corridor Park Conservancy is an all-volunteer organization, and raises funds from neighbors and supporters to pay for plantings and other park improvements. See http://swcpc.org/involved.htm (Donors & Volunteers) if you are interested in making a monetary contribution or volunteering with the Conservancy.
Photos in the image gallery page: Durham Green - Image Gallery
Tracking Volunteer Hours
JP Gardening Opportunities
Take a Self-Guided Walking Tour of the South End. The New England Landscape and Design and History Association's South End Self-Guided Walking Tour, which includes a portion of Southwest Corridor Park, is online at http://www.neldha.org/walking-tours.
Parkland Management Advisory Committee (PMAC)
Monthly PMAC meetings provide on opportunity for neighbors, park volunteers and others to learn about and discuss park-related issues, public safety and more. Meetings are held monthly; see the PMAC page at http://swcpc.org/pmac.htm for full information. All are welcome to attend.