Friday, February 28, 10am. Closing arguments will be heard and Judge David S. Ross will enter his decision in the 2/4/20 hearing of those arrested at the Wendell State Forest in August and September 2019. The Defendants, members of the Wendell State Forest Alliance have been charged with trespassing and are arguing a Necessity Defense. “We are hopeful that Judge Ross will find for the forests and their protectors. We are in a Climate Crisis and we have been doing everything possible to protect our state owned forests’ biodiversity and carbon storing and sequestering capacities. We had exhausted all other options,” said Defendant Erik Burcroff of Plainfield. The hearing will take place at the Orange District Court, 1 Court Square, Orange at 10 am. A press conference will follow Judge Ross’s decision.
Friday, March 13, 2 – 4:00 P.M. Neonics Scientific Literature Review Public Hearing.
Notice is hereby given that the Pesticide Board Subcommittee, acting through the Department of Agricultural Resources...will hold a public hearing on the findings of a scientific literature review that the Pesticide Board Subcommittee will use when determining whether current uses of neonicotinoid insecticides pose unreasonable adverse effects to the environment as well as pollinators, and whether current registered uses of neonicotinoid insecticides should be altered. Massachusetts Division of Fish & Wildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581. For special accommodations for this event or to obtain this information in an alternative format, you may contact ADA coordinator, Donald Gomes, at 617-626-1608.
Tuesday March 17, 7 to 9:30pm. Third Tuesday Greenfield Word. Ides of March readings by d.o. from The Enviro Show. Also readings by Rosie McMahan. 9 Mill Street, Greenfield, MA. Go down the hill towards the Olver Transportation center Under the Railroad bridge. At the light take a right turn and it is the first building on the right. If driving park in the street or down three buildings in the Art center parking lot.