Winter Wonderland at the Woodlot

Kiki&Tigs

Hello neighbors,

Here is a photo of Tigger and one of his best friends, Kiki, on a winter walk at the Wood Lot!

With spring right around the corner, we find ourselves experiencing the first snow storms of the year. It was as beautiful as it was short. To some this is a great thing, less shoveling and more time at work. However, it sends a blunt note about the seasonal shifts that infamously support climate change.

Did you know, that forests are our ally in combating climate change. Forests mitigate climate change in large part because of carbon sequestration. This is a process where carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and is absorbed by the components of the forest. Carbon sequestration by forests saves us money. If we had to invest in an artificial carbon sink it would need an economic subsidy worth billions of tax payer dollars (Canadell & Raupach, 2008).

Please stay involved as we fight to protect our natural communities, our clean drinking water, and our carbon future.

– Alyse

 

References:

Canadell, J. & Raupach, M. (2008). Science. Managing Forests for Climate Change Mitigation. Retrieved 3/5/19 from http://science.sciencemag.org/content/320/5882/1456

Update: County Wood Lot Committee Meeting on Thursday 2/28 at 5:30 p.m.

Wood Lot Flyer 2019

Wood Lot Flyer Map 2019

This is meeting is open to the public and governed by the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law. Find out more about the law and the procedures the Sub-Committee must follow here: http://www.mass.gov/the-open-meeting-law

It is important for the public to show up at this meeting and voice their concerns during the public comment portion of the meeting.

The Wood Lot Sub-Commitee was hand picked by Chairman Pallotta to do his bidding. There is no representative of the conservation community on the Sub-Committee.  When asked to appoint someone, Mr. Pallotta refused.  There is only one representative from Plymouth on the Commitee of 5 people: Selectboard member Tony Provenzano who is pro-development and rarely stands up for conservation and preserving community character.  Plymouth’s voice must be heard in the deliberations over the future of the Wood Lot — so please show up and let them know how you feel!

You can also submit your comments in writing to any of the Commissioners and subcommittee members. Here are their emails:

Subcommittee Members:
Scituate Selectboard
Duxbury Selectboard
Tony Provenzano, Plymouth Selectman
provenzano@townhall.plymouth.ma.us
Norwell Fire Chief Andy Reardon areardon@norwellfire.org
Brockton City Councillor Robert Sullivan sullivanlaw2004@yahoo.com
Carver Selectboard
The Commissioners:
 Sandra Wright <smwred2@aol.com
Greg Hanley
Other County officials:
County Administrator Frank Basler <fbasler@plymouthcountyma.gov
Town of Plymouth, Town Manager: Melissa Arrighi <marrighi@townhall.plymouth.ma.us>