So the meeting on March 21st didn’t go so great. The turnout was less than the November meeting, two people on the board couldn’t even make it. The petition had no standing, And the committee board shut down and belittled questions from the public. It was proclaimed that Kingstown has only excavated about half the amount they are permitted for. So double the images below.
(Those 12 foot tall machines sure do look tiny from the top of their pit).
Next steps? Time to reach outside of Plymouth. I’ll be contacting state legislators this week and reaching out to Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife to see if we can get an environmental assessment done on this parcel. A board member commented after the meeting that there where absolutely “no endangered animals in the area”. However, there was no assessment or survey done. Please reach out to me, if you have any ideas for our next plan of action. You can directly message me at email@example.com
And this is our beautiful path home:
The Wood Lot Land Use Meeting is officially listed on the website. Please check the night before for cancelations as three meetings in a row have been canceled (https://www.plymouthcountyma.gov/meetings.htm) Hope to see you there this Thursday!
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.
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
County Woodlot Advisory Subcommittee meeting CANCELED!!!
The meeting scheduled for 2/28 has been canceled. We will broadcast when more information is available. Please stay tuned. Thank you.