I support the Community Preservation Act as a means of acquiring funds to purchase open space as it becomes available.
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As a Member of the Aldermanic Committee on Community Preservation, I have supported the purchase of parcels at the following locations to expand existing open space and make it more functional or to add totally new open space:
Crystal Lake (two parcels)
Forte Land next to Dolan Pond Conservation Area
Kessler Woods (part)
As Chair of the Zoning and Planning Committee, I have strongly advocated for enough resources to enable the Conservation Commission to properly manage its properties.
I supported the updating of the city’s Open Space Plan to provide access to state funding.
I supported the transfer of DPW land near Rumford Avenue and the Charles River for Open Space and Recreation use.
I support opening up existing city sites like the City Hall ponds and Bullough’s Pond to easier public view. I support marking brooks and streams that cross public ways with signs and cutting back excessive vegetation to make them more visible.
I am on the Advisory Board of the Newton Conservators.
I am the President of the Friends of Hemlock Gorge.