On Wednesday, October 5, the Esplanade Association hosted 35 volunteers from Pierce Atwood for a corporate volunteer day. The spent the day working in the upper park area near the Esplanade outdoor exercise course. This worksite is one of the most popular gathering places for viewing the upcoming Head of the Charles Regatta. Unfortunately, it is also one of the areas in the park most plagued by invasive species, especially False Indigo bush. Volunteers cleared nearly a quarter mile of the shoreline of these dense invasive plants, ensuring that park spectators will have a clear view of the regatta come the event.
The Head of the Charles, is the world’s largest two-day regatta. This year the event will be taking place on October 22 and 23, 2016. The regatta welcomes top crew teams from all over the world who come to compete on the Charles River.
Thank you to Pierce Atwood for clearing the view for the tens of thousands of spectators expected to flock to the shores of the Charles for the race. As you finalize your regatta viewing plans, consider watching from the banks of the Esplanade!