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Thank You for the Great Mulchathon 2010

Thanks to everyone for a terrific job at the clean up this past Sunday. Jack tells us the playground looks better than anytime in the 17 years he's been on the job.

Special thanks to Jason Schultz of Brookside Nursery who led our nature walk. If you didn't get a chance to join us this year, keep an eye out for future opportunities -- the walk was great fun and everyone learned a lot. Jason is also a talented sculptor. View his work at

Pond Appreciation Day - Sunday, May 16th

Help Spring Clean on Sunday 5/16 from 1 to 3

Please join us as we do some general cleanup. We will also mulch the playground with city provided mulch and do some routine gardening projects including taking out an overgrown perennial bed and trying to save some of our shrubs from invasive bittersweet.

The City of Albany will provide some tools and gloves and lots pf garbage and leaf bags. Please try to bring your own gloves and any favorite tools

Save the date for Sunday 5/16

The next pond cleanup day will be Sunday 5/16 1 to 3 pm, weather permitting. Please put it on your calendar now, and we'll let you know more as the date approaches. It should be a great day to get out and work together on our pond. If you are willing to post a few flyers around the neighborhood, please let me know at, we can use the help!

Changes coming to the pond path for erosion control

Pictures from November Clean Up

Here are a few "Pond Preservation Day" pictures from Sunday 11/1. About 20 neighborhood volunteers and a troop of Girl Scouts planted several daffodil and wildflower beds near the playground and removed most of the purple loosestrife (an aggressive invasive species) from the east end of the pond. While I'm sure we'll see some purple loosestrife next year, hopefully we made a good dent in it. In any case, we had beautiful weather and the work was fun and rewarding!

Many many thanks to the City of Albany and City Gardener Judy Stacey for providing materials and guidance!

Planting Crew
Hardworking Girl Scouts
Mark & Rachel

Buckingham Pond Preservation Day - Sunday, Nov. 1st 1:00

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Please join us for an afternoon of planting bulbs & removing invasive plants! Come any time, even a half an hour of your time will help make a difference for the pond! Please pass the word. Everyone is welcome. When: Sunday, Nov 1st 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. - come any time Where: Assemble at the playground area What: Join a group to:

Successful Cleanup Day

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We were a Clean Machine on Saturday, April 18, as over 50 neighbors came together to de-trash the Buckingham Pond area. The Buckingham Pond Conservancy wishes to thank each and every helper -- from toddlers to retirees -- everyone pitched in. We hope to have a fall event, this time on a Sunday, which will include a quick cleanup and a celebration. Let's keep the momentum going -- every time you visit the pond, try and take one item of trash away. Thanks again to everyone who helped.

Pond Pickup Saturday April 18th

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Pond Pickup Day Poster.  Saturday April 19th 9:30 - 11:30 am (rain or shine).  Contact The City will provide tools, bags and some gloves, so you don't need to bring anything except yourself. If you have your own gloves, you might want to bring those. Other things that would be helpful: a stick with nail at the end for picking up papers, fishing net, wading boots. Any questions? Contact Many thanks to Eileen Gerrish and Paula Martinez for arranging this. See you there! - Anne

Save the Date for April 18

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Clean Albany, a group formed by local community members, is launching the first Annual Clean Albany Event sponsored by the Department of General Services. This citywide event will take place on Saturday, April 18, from 9 noon. Buckingham Pond Conservancy will be joining in the citywide effort by cleaning up the pond and surrounding area. We will be counting on you to help. The Department of General Services will be providing all the necessary equipment such as rakes, trash bags and gloves, as well as some rewards for volunteers. Details to come.

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