Sweet Auburn: The Magazine of the Friends of Mount Auburn Community, Conservation & Citizen Science - Page 2

President’s Corner Sweet Auburn A publication of the Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138 617-547-7105 www.mountauburn.org Editorial Committee Bree D. Harvey, Editor Vice President of Cemetery & Visitor Services Jennifer J. Johnston, Managing Editor Media & Communications Director David P. Barnett, Contributing Editor President & CEO, Mount Auburn Cemetery Dennis Collins / Horticultural Curator Candace Currie / Director of Planning & Cemetery Development Gus Fraser / Vice President of Preservation & Facilities Jenny Gilbert / Director of Institutional Advancement Regina Harrison / Executive Assistant James Holman / Director of Cemetery Sales Tom Johnson / Manager of Family Services Meg L. Winslow / Curator of Historical Collections Consultant Robin Hazard Ray Designer Elizabeth Bonadies Printer P+R Publications Cover Photo: Citizen Science Volunteer Ellen Robertson Trustees of the Friends of Mount Auburn Mary Lee Aldrich, Chair, Cambridge, MA David P. Barnett, President & CEO, Boxborough, MA Sean McDonnell, Secretary & Treasurer, Cambridge, MA Caroline Mortimer, Vice-Chair, Cambridge, MA Honorary Trustee of the Friends Susan W. Paine, Cambridge The Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery was established in 1986 to assist in the conservation of the Cemetery’s natural beauty and to promote the appreciation of its cultural, historic, and natural resources. Organized in 1990 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable trust, the Friends seeks financial support from its members, other individuals, foundations, corporations, and public agencies. It receives gifts for educational and inter- pretive programs and materials for the public, specific cultural projects, and operating support for horticultural rejuvenation and the preservation of the historic monuments, structures, and archival artifacts and records. The Friends has over 1,300 active members. Young explorers from Lesley University’s Wonder Lab, an evolving afterschool program visit the Cemetery to learn about urban wildlife. Mount Auburn is excited to be partnering with faculty from Lesley who will conduct biodiversity research and create citizen science opportunities for local children and other community members here. Learn more on page 4. In this Issue President’s Corner / 1 Burial Gardens within the Greater Garden / 2 Ecological Processes and Citizen Science / 4 Where Science and Community Collaborate / 8 Citizen-Science Volunteers / 10 Stories Behind the Stones: Veterans at Mount Auburn / 12 Gateway Preservation Completed / 15 The Simplicity of Mindful Walking / 16 People & Happenings / 17 Staff Retirements: Jane Carroll and Lorraine Furlong / 19 Did You Know? / 20 Caroline’s Path / 21 Upcoming Events / Back Cover See more online at www.mountauburn.org 2 | Sweet Auburn