Carver: Jan. 25, 2023: Carver Earth Removal Committee extends Johnson Brothers Cranberry, Ryco sand and gravel mining operation to continue indefinitely despite violations, expired permits

  CLwpBS  Aquifer

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

Below: 2019 Johnson Cranberries mining in the Aquifer

Carver Earth Removal Committee files here

Feb. 2021: Beals+Thomas scam-berry plans for Large Ground Mounted Solar on Van Johnson’s strip mine created just for that – under the false pretense of agriculture

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