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Spring is almost here, and at the Conservancy we, like everyone else, are looking forward to the new season and the end of this long winter. We’re ready to spring into action weeding, pruning, planting, and planning projects and programs! Read below for a preview of what’s ahead in 2021:

Thursday, March 25 at 7:30 pm


Please join us (via Zoom of course!) for our annual meeting, and find out what we’ve been up to, and what our plans are for the upcoming year. We will elect officers for the Conservancy Board, and take you through some of what we accomplished last year, despite the restrictions of the pandemic. We’ll present a brief update of upcoming landscape projects and programs and tell you how you can get involved in Conservancy activities. All members in good standing who attend the meeting can vote for officers.

MMPC Annual Meeting
Time: Mar 25, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Tuesday, March 30, 10 am

National Take A Walk In The Park Day on March 30th each year encourages us to stretch our legs at our neighborhood park. Taking a walk at a local park is an excellent way to clear one’s mind, re-energize and at the same time, to improve health. Take a walk at any time in Memorial Park that day or join Conservancy members meeting at a safe social distance at 10 am at the Flagpole along Dunnell Rd. Conservancy members will also be out answering questions about the organization from 10 am to 1 pm.

Saturday, April 24

Attention birdlovers! Join MMPC’s wonderful friend Robin Morey as she guides a bird walk through the park from 7 am to 9 am. Masks and social distancing require, and limited to 12 participants, so contact Lara at if you are interested.

Celebrate Earth Day with us anytime between 10 am and 2 pm as we join the Maplewood Environmental Advisory Committee in its annual Rahway River Clean Up. We will also do general trash pickup around the park. Please wear a mask and sturdy shoes if you plan on going into the river! Pick up bags and gloves at the EAC table at the Civic House Bridge along Dunnell Road.Details to come in our April newsletter.

Saturday, May 1

The newly planted crabapple grove at the park’s north end will be in bloom this spring, and we will be acknowledging retiring Board member David Nial’s extraordinary contributions to the park and its canopy.

May 15 10 am to 3pm

We are very excited to announce the first of what we hope will be an annual tradition, the Maplewood Memorial Park Painting in the Park, where artists set up to paint our beautiful landscape at whatever view they choose. Park goers can stroll the park to enjoy the art and the landscape and learn more about our local talent.

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