Cascading Waters can be found at 135 Olean Street on the eastern edge of Worcester's northwest parklands, the Cascades. The Cascades are 350 acres of park and conservation lands along the borders of Worcester, Paxton, and Holden, Massachusetts. Home to countless species of plants and animals, the Cascades are open to passive recreation year-round.

Friday, April 30, 2010


Upcoming Events!

1. Tomorrow,

8:30 am (9am for slower risers) GWLT will be gathering just off of Harrington Way across from North High School for an EPIC EARTH DAY CLEANUP!!

This Earth Day Cleanup is so EPIC that it took an entire day just to open up the site in order to be able to get the trash out!
This Earth Day Cleanup is so EPIC that it isn't clear if we could get all the debris out with a small military detachment!
This Earth Day Cleanup is so EPIC that it took last year's efforts just to get us far enough into the site to mount this offensive!

Come see the trash funiculaire (aka The Cable Car of debris!) Constructed of bit and pieces by Allen Fletcher and Colin Novick to hoist the trash up the slope to the pick up spot. (Or watch them desperately try!)

There will be food served to the loyal folk who mount this effort at its conclusion (the work ends when the trash truck leaves (approx. 11:30 am) as there is no second pick up.)

And then, what better way to kick back after a weekend of Earth Day cleanups than a following weekend fishing derby! Right here in our own watershed!

2. Next week:

May 8 – Coes Pond Fishing Derby at Coes Pond in Worcester -- 8:00am - 11:00am. If you have fishing equipment, bring it along. This event is sponsored by the Worcester Fish and Game Association. Contact Jim Lagacy at (508) 389-6309 or


Nicole said...

Wish I could help; my goal has been to get *my* area clean enough so that I can eventually help in another part of the city.

I do have a hot date tonight that involves my husband, a trailer, and trash on Goddard Memorial Drive, though. Thanks goodness the grandparents are watching the kids!

Tracy Novick said...
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Caretaker at the GWLT Lodge said...

I was trying to say that WE SAW YOU and nearly stopped because we feared it was dumping...then Colin figured out it was you!

Nicole said...

Oh, goodness, the whole time, I was thinking, "God, please don't let the cops drive by, because the only thing that will save us is the pure randomness of the trash in this trailer!"

And we were in such a hurry to get there before the sun went down that we neglected to bring gloves or trash bags.

And of course we didn't accomplish what I'd hoped, because we had to leave so much behind.

Our Saturday evening conversation:
Nicole: "Ugh, we didn't get those bags of ceramic tiles. And we never did the front of Mill Swan School!"
Husband: "Nine tons, Nicole. Nine tons."