[act-ma] 4/25 Forum to Save the Silver Maple Forest

Friends of Alewife Reservation info at friendsofalewifereservation.org
Wed Apr 17 10:30:48 PDT 2013


Save the Silver Maple Forest Forum April 25, 2013

A six-member group of scientists will be part of the "Three Towns, One
Forest", a regional environmental forum taking place on April 25 at 7 p.m.
at Lesley University Hall's Amphitheater in Cambridge, 1815 Massachusetts
Ave.

The panel group will discuss the conservation value and future of the
state-owned Alewife Reservation and its abutting Silver Maple Forest at the
Belmont Uplands, a land and river confluence between Cambridge, Belmont,
and Arlington, according to a press release.

In the age of climate change, the speakers will focus on Wetlands
Protection Act regulations and hydrological concepts that could be
activated to preserve the silver maple forest and its surrounding
floodplain in the Mystic River watershed. Community initiatives will be
suggested to preserve these New England natural resources.

The event is open to the university body and to the public.

Featured expert speakers include EK Singh Khalsa, executive director of the
Mystic Watershed Association; Scott Horsley, hydrologist of Horsley and
Witten Group and Tufts faculty; Minka vanBeuzekom, Cambridge city
councilor; David Morimoto, director of Lesley’s Natural Science and
Mathematics Department; Lucia Lovison, geophysicist and instructor at
Harvard's School of Continuing Education; and Mike Nakagawa, biomedical
engineer and board member of Alewife Neighbors, Inc.

The Forum is moderated by Amy Mertl, biology professor at Lesley.

Sponsors include Lesley University, Friends of Alewife Reservation, and
Green Cambridge, and co-­sponsors include a number of local Boston-­wide
environmental organizations.

 For more information call:

617 415-1884
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