Research and Opportunities
The Mill River provides an opportunity for faculty and students to connect with a complex resource right in their own backyard.
Projects focusing on the Mill River include:
- STRIDE students, Emily Wald '15 and Laila Phillips '15, together with Reid Bertone-Johnson, assisted with preparation for a Boston Society of Landscape Architecture (BSLA) Mill River Greenway design charrette by creating the GIS maps used by the event attendees. Emily and Laila will continue their design work with Reid next year.
- This past year CEEDS collaborated with the Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute to offer a two-day workshop which considered the Mill River from the liberal arts perspective. Participants included over twenty faculty, staff, community members and students.
- Continuing the work of Caron Dewey '11 on mapping Japanese Knotweed along the Mill River, Brittany Innis '13 developed a mitigation strategy for all vegetative invasive species around Paradise Pond and the Smith portions of the Mill River. She worked with Gary Harwell from Facilities Management, Reid Bertone-Johnson from CEEDS, and Gaby Immerman from the Botanic Garden. Brittany helped to coordinate the efforts of the New England Wildflower Society's work on invasive removal. Last summer she organized a workshop for community members to learn about invasive species removal. Previous riverway projects include Kassia Rudd's '11 work developing a method for researching and mapping industrial mill history along the Mill River and conducting a river walk field trip for members of the Mill River community.