Monday, October 19, 2009

ConCom Meeting on DCR Projects TONIGHT

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UPDATE: Links added for background.

Neighbor and Charles River watershed advocate Marilyn Wellons passes on information about tonight's (Monday) important Cambridge Conservation Commission hearing on the joint Cambridge-DCR projects and controversy at Magazine Beach/Memorial Drive. The hearing is at 8pm in the fourth floor conference room of 344 Broadway.

From Ms. Wellons:

Hundreds of us signed the 2008 petition to support the conservation of Magazine Beach and Captains Island as natural and historic green space—as untreated, multipurpose fields open to all. We supported Cambridge purchase of land for new sports fields away from the banks of the river, in underserved Cambridge neighborhoods; funding and proper maintenance for existing children and adult pools; restored access to the river for human activity and waterfowl of all kinds; and a natural history walk and passive information center on the history and ecology of the Charles River estuary. Now the DCR is asking the ConCom for an extension of the ConCom's Order of Conditions to allow the work to continue...

Please attend the hearing or, if that’s not possible, contact ConCom Director Jennifer Wright, at

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