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.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sunny Day and Flowers Blooming!

More flowers are blooming!
We now have native Bloodroot!
The ornamental crocuses and others have been popping up in the yard as well!

(photo of Periwinkles)

This morning is sign and timberwork at Cascading Waters from 9-12!

Saturday is Earth Day Cleanups at Cascades East from 9-12!
   Followed by a BBQ at Cascading Waters!
   We will be meeting at the Cascades East property sign on Olean Street near the Holden Line! Come join us, and if you can't make it please consider loaning a wheel barrow!

Amusing Aside: Today the Fire Danger is less extreme, though it was amusing to see that someone made the paper down south of us for having a burn pile without a burn permit on a Red Flag and Very High Fire Danger Day! Yeah, surprise surprise, it got away from him and required over 15,000 gallons of water. (That sounds like a lot, but is more or less a typical backyard swimming pool's worth.)

 Still waiting on word from Ted on his way to VA

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

Temperature is 36.5 degrees F and rising;
Humidity is 52% and steady;
Pressure is 30.30" of Hg and steady;
Wind is still;
Sky is sunny and clear;
Cascades are running;
Cascades Brook is flowing in both channels;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is HIGH.

National Weather Service Forecast:

Sunny, with a high near 64.
Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

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