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Elders Climate Action Podcast Sand Wars in Cranberry Country

March 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

DEEP DIALOGUE Monday, March 25 4:00–5:30 PM, on Zoom
SAND WARS in Cranberrry County
Southeastern Massachusetts is the location of the globally rare Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens, home to at least 220 listed plant and animal species. It is the ancestral home of the Wampanoag people who still live here. Seven towns in the region overlie the federally
designated Plymouth Carver Sole-Source Aquifer. About 200,000 people rely on the Aquifer for drinking water.
The region is one of the fastest growing in the state, with significant Environmental Justice communities. Industrial scale mining for globally rare silica sand has been ravaging the region for decades. As the scarcity increases, the mining has accelerated and is impacting every corner of the region. Industrial scale ground mounted solar, floating solar and dual use solar projects are also ravaging forests, farmland, changing the region’s rural character and
permanently destroying our shared environmental and cultural heritage.


March 25
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Elder Climate Action


On Zoom