FW: Urgent - help needed to save a bb colony
cross-posting to get help saving a colony of Big Brown Bats that probably has flightless pups present in the roost right now. http://www.milforddailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=93640
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 3:23 PM
Subject: WBL: Urgent - help needed to save a bb colony
Please crosspost this request!
An old school housing a large colony of Big Brown Bat mothers and babies is set to be demolished by wrecking ball this Saturday in Massachusetts.
Cheri and Jim VanderSluis at Maple Farm Sanctuary are making an effort to try and save the bat colony by requesting a stay of demolition until August when the baby bats are able to fly and a proper exclusion can take place. So far Cheri has had a few conversations with the Town officials and the attitude has been simply, the contract has been signed and the work will continue. Cheri is still trying to negotiate, local papers are covering the story but the deadline is quickly approaching.
Please e-mail/phone the following people and voice your concern about the bats. Please request the Center School demolition be posponed until late August when the colony can be properly excluded beforehand.
Board of Selectmen: 508 966 5800
Jerald Mayhew, Chairman 508 272-0032 Jmayhew@bellinghamm a.org
Ronald Picard, Vice Chairman 508 883 7374 Spicard100@comcast. net
Ann Odabashian no # annie2150@attbi. com
Richard Martinelli 508 966 4859 richard@gis. net
Skip Goodnow 508 883 0084 L.goodnow@comcast. net
Jacqueline Bokoski 508 657 2800
Town Administrator 508 657 2802
Town Clerk 508 657 2830
Building Inspector 508 966 5821
Board of Health 508 966 5820
Planning Office 508 966 0991
Police (non emergency) 508 966 1112
Town of Bellingham:
To contact Cheri at the Sanctuary 774 262 0597 (cell) or 508 473 7539 (home)
The local paper that has been covering this issue is the Milford Daily News in Milford, MA www.milforddailynew s.com and the reporter covering during the week is Rick Holland 508 634 7505
The demolition will be handled by a Wrentham, MA based Dowling Corp.