***The Friends of Belle Isle Marsh presents the "The Return of the Clam" on Monday evening. Dr. Joe Buttner of Salem State College will talk about aquaculture and efforts to reseed the clam beds at and other locations in and on the Massachusetts coast. The forum is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. Feel free to bring a friend of any age who is interested in science. The forum begins at 7 p.m. at the Orient Heights Yacht Club at 61 Bayswater Street in East Boston.
***Our friends at EastBoston.com tell us that MassPort will be making a presentation at this week's Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association Meeting on Monday. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Jeffries Yacht Club. Massport will be discussing its Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) proposal. (My personal opinion on Massport has not changed: I believe absolutely nothing any of them has to say.)
***The East Boston Greenway is looking for volunteers to help with planting, weeding and mulching on Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 4:30 beginning this week and continuing to June 11. Those interested in helping should meet at the blue caboose near entrance to the Greenway at South Bremen and Marginal streets. For more information contact Jeremy Dick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-542-7696.
***Also from our friends at EastBoston.com: There will be a public meeting Tuesday for residents interested in having a dog park built in East Boston. A panel will be chosen to lead the effort. The meeting will be held at the new ZUMIX building at 260 Sumner Street starting at 7:30. If you plan to attend please drop an email to email@example.com with a brief note so the hosts have an idea of how many people will show up.