SEE SILVER MAPLE VIDEO BELOW:
This video traces some of the history and highlights of the regional (Cambridge, Belmont and Arlington) community efforts to protect the silver maple forest and the vital floodplain protection for these communities and downstream towns and cities of the Mystic River watershed and the Boston Harbor.
We abhor empire building and cheap land purchases on the Mystic River watershed for personal gain and without community participation and Wetlands Protection Act enforcement, and without a fair state hearing, whereby the state’s Attorney General’s office virtually represented the developer and the DEP against the conservationists in Superior Court. We hope that the Superior Court Judge will take into account all of the noted professional witnesses, testimonies and cross-examiniations that were omitted from the final DEP decision against the plaintiffs and Belmont Conservation Commission.
For Friends of Alewife Reservation
Ellen Mass, President