[act-ma] Silver Maple Forest actions - Call Gov and attend hearing 10/28

Susan McLucas susanbmcl at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 05:47:48 PDT 2014

*From Rozann Kraus,*

*Travel safety leader and Founder of the Dance Complex*

"I am again refusing to eat solid food until the carnage of the Silver
Maple Forest in the

state owned Alewife Reservation in Belmont and Cambridge is stopped"!

Only the Governor can halt the madness!

Call* 617 725-4005, *or
subject : Silver Maple Forest, Cambridge and Belmont

Rozann Kraus of Cambridge, Founder of Dance Complex and dance teacher*,*
leading travel  safety non-profit organization, is returning to her second
hunger strike to be in effect until the carnage has ended against the
forest environment of the DCR owned Alewife Reservation within the borders
of Belmont and Cambridge.

Please enforce the environmental protection laws which will prevent the
destruction that the development will incur. This is the role of
Government. Please forward this message to your friends, family and
colleagues and ask them to call Governor Patrick in my behalf and yours

SUMMARY: O'Neill development  (PA) and Prudential (local)** are clear
cutting a 15 acre Silver Maple Forest in the middle of Alewife floodplain
and a regional vital resource for climate change protection. It's a flood
plain, good only for flora, fauna and for cleaning the air we breath.  The
permits were granted based on 50 yr old data. Efforts to halt the process
were vetoed by Gov Patrick because affordable housing was promised  (60 of
298 units). The land will NOT support a building with its clay and muck
soils, and the loss of the trees will cause serious flooding, say
hydrologists in the abutting Arlington, Belmont and Cambridge communities.
Already 13 people have been arrested as conscientious objectors. Two deer
were tragically killed as displaced and disoriented animals. Many more will
For more info call: FAR at 617 415-1884.
Greencambridge.org, Belmontcoalition.org

*Public Event to Attend soon: Official City of Cambridge Hearing with local
scientists and new information 10/28, 3pm at CRLS 831 Broadway basement.*

* Prudential has been a financial partner in the plan to level the forest
area. **"Prudential's Global Sustainability Committee created a proprietary
manual of Sustainable Standard Operating Guidelines© (SSOGs), which take a
bottom-line approach to identify efficient solutions for lighting, water,
temperature settings, management of vacant space and self-assessments for
potential environmental certifications. The guidelines enable property
management teams to quickly identify cost-effective methods to reduce each
property's environmental impact without performing detailed costly analyses
for every project.*"

Two official offers to purchase the land by the national Trust for Public
Land have been ignored. While court injunctions are in process, the forest
is being clear cut.

That's why Deval Patrick must stop the widespread cutting of many 80 year
old flood protection, silver maple  trees.
 Rozann Kraus

TROMP Founder

P.O. Box 390823

Cambridge MA 02139

Rozann at trompcambridge.org

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