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.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Cool, with Showers Coming

It was a busy weekend!
From Friday's Ecotarium Festival to the Saturday Crow Hill Cleanup, with some training thrown in for good measure!
The Tatnuck Island Club had a CleanUp of Cook's Pond this past Saturday as well!

This week promises to be a big deal as well.
Theoretically, within the limits of human ability, this should be the final step in the conserving of Worcester's Last Farm.
I am almost too skittish to write it out, but there it is.
Cross your fingers hikers, photographers, animal lovers, cultural historians, gardeners, and hearty local folk. This is the moment, God willing.

The hiking should be great today, cool, not terribly wet (yet!) with Bloodroot, and Skunk Cabbage livening the landscape, and the Trout lily leaves (a varigated green and purplish mottled color) are emerging, and the yellow flowers should not be too far behind.

Hopefully the rains will hold off for our friends at the Clark Outing Club, as tonight is their end of the academic season Marshmallow Roast, which they have on the Clark Common ("Red Square") tonight.

Mostly we are just holding our breath to see the big project through to completion though. That is the primary focus.

Trailhead Conditions at 7:30 a.m. at Cascading Waters (elev. 630'):

Temperature 46.2 degrees F and steady;
Humidity 53% and steady;
Pressure 29. 47" of Hg and steady;
Wind is siring but not registering wind speed
Skies are overcast;
Cascades are flowing;
The Cascades Brook is flowing in both channels;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is HIGH.

National Weather Service Forecast:

Showers likely, mainly after noon.
Cloudy, with a high near 53.
Northwest wind around 10 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 60%.
New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

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