The Bear Creek, Saugus, walks are restarting this coming Sunday, Sept
10 at 9 am. Here are details for attending the walk at this property:
Bear Creek is an upland sanctuary built on the Wheelabrator (formerly
RESCO) landfill at the northern end of Rumney Marsh in Saugus and
Revere. Access information is below. Wear waterproof walking shoes and
be prepared to hike 3 – 4 miles. The property is mostly very open, so
be prepared for sun, wind and weather.
This walk is free and open to the public, but also note that this
property is accessible by invitation only and visitors need to be
chaperoned at all times. Please allow roughly 4 hours for this field
trip. The actual length of the trip depends on conditions and the
birds present. It's usually difficult to break up the party if you
need to be somewhere in the early afternoon. Come prepared to stay
with the group.
Wheelabrator company has graciously stocked up on some extra pairs of
binoculars, so if you or someone you know wants to learn about birds
and birding, come on down. Please let Geoff Wilson s2a...@gmail.com
know you're coming so we can have a head count.
Bear Creek Sanctuary access is via the Wheelabrator plant, 100 Salem
Turnpike (Rte 107), Saugus. The rotary at the intersection of Rtes 60
and 107 is about 1½ miles southwest of the plant and about 1 mile east
of Rte 1 exit on Rte 60. When traveling northeast on 107, if you go
over the Ballard Street bridge (just after a set of lights) you’ve
gone too far — turn back. Here is a link to google maps:
When you arrive, drive through the plant gates, park in the parking
lot immediately and wait for the group. Please do not drive farther
into the property without an escort.
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