In 2011, federal jury found Johnson violated Clean Water Act by destroying 46 acres of wetlands to allegedly build cranberry bogs
Above: Jan. 25, 2023, Carver Earth Removal “public hearing” on Van Johnson’s expired Earth Removal Permit for “cranberry agriculture.” L to R: Bill Madden, P.E., GAF Engineering, Francis “Van” Johnson of Johnson Cranberries. Background: ERC member Dick Ward, cranberry grower, AD Makepeace employee John Mason, ERC Chair Ieronimo.
Above: Jan. 2023 STPB request for enforcement. It was ignored by the ERC and Town of Carver.
Below: Johnson Cranberries – Ryco Excavating mining site on Purchase Street, Carver showing stockpiling of sand excavated from the Aquifer, ready to be hauled off by Ryco for commercial sale. MassMapper 2019 Image