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Public Lands Preservation Act

Public Lands Preservation Act

The recent fight to preserve the 90mm meadow site from development, although a victory for the conservation of the Fells, has demonstrated the need for all of us to become more proactive in our advocacy for the natural resources of our state.

Our success with the meadow is– put simply– no guarantee that future attempts at development in the Fells can be successfully opposed.  Thus, all our energy and outreach this time may have no impact on future fights. But there is immediate action that you can take right now!  The Friends of the Middlesex Fells would urge all of our members and supporters to advocate for the Public Lands Preservation Act by contacting your state legislator(s) to urge them to co-sponsor the bill.

Please use this opportunity to help us protect all of Massachusetts’ natural resources!  Here’s how:

As Philip Saunders, Jr. , advocate and friend of the Fells, explains:

We are grateful for the support of Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation in helping Public Lands Preservation Act (HD1033; PLPA; Article 97 No-net-loss bill) get so far. The PLPA has been refiled by Senate Eldridge and Representative Balser, and we want to get as many legislative co-sponsors of the bill as possible to give it momentum and get it over the goal line this session.

Please pick up the phone and call your representative’s office (you can find your Representative at https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator) and ask them to co-sponsor the Public Lands Preservation Act (HD1033). Then please contact your friends and members of the Friends and ask them to do the same.

As you know the PLPA would provide needed protection for our conservation lands, parks, watersheds, and other public natural resource lands. These lands are particularly important for dealing with climate change; they act as buffers, absorbing water in times of heavy rain and releasing it in time of drought.

For your reference,  please see a fact sheet and a copy of the PLPA at PLPA Fact Sheet 1.20.19 and Public Lands Preservation Act (Jan 2019).

Thank you for your support.  Now you can pick up the phone.

Regards,

Phil

Philip Saunders, Jr.

phil@philipsaunders.com

 

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The Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation is dedicated to the protection and harmonious use of the Fells; promoting awareness, policies and programs to honor and preserve the ecological, historical and recreational resources of this urban forest reservation.
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