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Open Forum: Protecting our Lands & Waters March 27, 2024 from 4 – 6 p.m.

March 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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When & Where: Wed. March 27, 2027 from 4 to 6 p.m. Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street

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Want to learn more about our drinking water and how forests and open space protect it?

Agenda

Open Space and Our Water Seven towns share the Plymouth Carver Sole Source Aquifer. Our drinking water comes from this underground aquifer. This means town water, private wells, or a water supply at a development. The forests and lands protect and filter the Aquifer.  Our coastal waters, streams and ponds are all connected to the Aquifer.  In 1990, the United States Environmental Protection Agency designated the Aquifer as a “sole source” of drinking water and ruled it is vulnerable to contamination and must be protected. 

  • Are we doing all we can to protect our water for present and future generations? Can Plymouth grow without a safe and reliable water source? \
  • Stewardship of our waterways and lands are linked to clean water. How do we balance recreational use for residents and visitors with drinking water protection? 
  • Taxpayers face high costs when drinking water gets contaminated. The billions of dollars to clean up water on Cape Cod is one example. Plymouth’s wells are already showing signs of contamination. Cyanobacteria, E Coli and Nitrogen are some of the contaminants found in ponds and streams.

Enforcement of Bylaws Drinking water, forests and open space are threatened in many ways:

  • Unregulated sand and gravel mining
  • Expansion of the Wastewater Treatment Plant discharge to the Eel River
  • Plymouth Municipal Airport Expansion
  • More commercial, industrial and residential development
  • Our zoning and general bylaws govern land use. These laws were passed by town voters and are intended to protect the public health, safety and welfare. How can we use these laws to protect our water and community?

Opportunities for collaboration and partnerships Everyone is welcome to the forum. Share your story, ideas and solutions. There will be a display table  for your group’s brochures and fact sheets.

Get in touch with any questions: environmentwatchsoutheasternma@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Topic: Land and Water Forum
Time: Mar 27, 2024 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Organizers

Community Land and Water Coalition
Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance

Venue

plymouth public library plymouth ma
132 South Street
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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