In 2002 landscape architect Amanda Sloan began a five-year project working with the town of Sharon, MA to restore the worn landscape at Memorial Park Beach, Lake Massapoag. The project was covered in a 2010 article in the ELA Newsletter. This spring ELA invited Amanda to revisit the project and report on how the restoration has been progressing. Following is her photo essay on the landscape, which fends for itself and is never irrigated or fertilized. ELA is offering a tour of the project with Amanda on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
About the Author
Amanda Sloan, RLA, ASLA, has worked for over 22 years to bring beauty as well as function to the design of parks and trails throughout New England. Amanda combines her background in natural science, community design, and art on projects such as school and playground gardens, lakeside parks, recreation sites, rain gardens, and home landscapes. Amanda is currently a landscape architect with BETA Group where she specializes in rain garden design and native plants.