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Mystic River Watershed Assn annual meeting October 28

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  • kenmedford
    Curt Spalding, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator for New England, will be the guest speaker at the Mystic River Watershed
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 12, 2010
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      Curt Spalding, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator for New England, will be the guest speaker at the Mystic River Watershed Association's 2010 Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 28, at the Tufts Boathouse, 300 River's Edge Drive in Medford. All are invited to attend.

      Spalding will speak on "The Green Economy and Urban Waters" and how the U.S. EPA is factoring in green jobs, sustainable economic growth, and renewable energy into its plans for the Mystic River Watershed. All are invited.

      The Mystic River Watershed is the most densely populated and urban watershed in Massachusetts, with more than 500,000 residents in 22 communities. As such, it is plagued with issues resulting from large-scale industrial activity, vast expanses of pavement and other impervious surfaces, and aging sewer and stormwater infrastructure.

      Is it possible to develop new industry and to create new jobs that help to protect and restore the natural environment? What are the characteristics of "green jobs" and how can a green economy encompass the restoration of our urban waterways while creating successful and sustainable watershed communities?

      Spalding will address these and other topics.

      Meeting Details

      Mystic River Watershed Association 2010 Annual Meeting
      Thursday, October 28, 2010
      Tufts University Boathouse
      300 River's Edge Drive, Medford

      Refreshments courtesy of Preotle, Lane & Associates will be served
      beginning at 6 p.m. and the meeting will start promptly at 7 p.m.

      Mystic River Watershed Association President John Reinhardt and Executive Director EkOngKar Singh Khalsa will address the condition of the Mystic River Watershed and the accomplishments of the Mystic River Watershed Association.

      The guest speaker will be followed by an Awards Ceremony and voting for the 2011 Board of Directors. Current members may vote for the Board of Directors; a membership renewal table will be available during the evening.

      + Directions to Tufts Boathouse
      Follow Route 16 East through the Wellington Circle. Take the Wellington T-Station Exit just after Kelly's Roast Beef, stay to the right and go under the Route 16 overpass. Go straight through traffic light, this is River's Edge Drive. Take a right at next traffic light (approximately 1/4 mile). Parking lot entry will be on your left.

      + About the Mystic River Watershed Association:
      The Mystic River Watershed Association was founded in 1972 and has
      largely functioned as a volunteer-run organization, mobilizing activists on a project-by-project basis. Its mission is to protect and restore the Mystic River, its tributaries and watershed lands for the benefit of present and future generations and to celebrate the value, importance and great beauty of these natural resources.

      Meeting flyer:

      http://bit.ly/a1hxX6

      Mystic River Watershed Association website:

      http://mysticriver.org/

      - Ken Krause
      Friends of the Mystic River
      www.fomr.org
      Join our 16th Annual Mystic River Fall Cleanup this Saturday, Oct. 16
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