Interfaith Group Unites for Environment

April 19, 2010

Author: Taylor Adams

Source: The Boston Globe

The young people came to pick up trash and debris, and left a different kind of litter in their wake.

Lettuce, greens, seeds, and apples were strewn across the ground, leading to a feeding frenzy among a large flock of hungry geese that honked loudly as they ate.

“I wanted to touch them, but I’m scared,’’ said Abidah Muhammad, 19, with a laugh. Another volunteer petted a contented-looking goose resting nearby.

A group of about 20 people, one as young as 9 years old and several high school and college students, fanned out across a muddy clearing wedged between construction and train tracks on the Cambridge side of the Charles River yesterday afternoon.