Copy of letter sent by Friends of the Community Path
- Kathy Abbot, Commissioner
Department of Conservation and Recreation
251 Causeway Street, Suite 600
Boston MA 02114-2104
December 18, 2003
Dear Commissioner Abbot;
We are writing in support of the recent proposal to open the top of
the Amelia Earhart Dam to public access. Our organization, the
Friends of the Community Path, is working on a pathway in a different
part of Somerville. However, we recognize the value of connections.
When fragments of paths and trails are connected together, they become
more valuable than the sum of their parts. That spirit has moved our
project forward, and certainly applies to the dam crossing.
We have enclosed a map showing the potential network of paths in the
region, including the Earhart Dam crossing. Such a network would
offer tremendous recreational, commuting and utilitarian
We urge you to keep the scope of any dam crossing project reasonable.
A project costing hundreds of thousands of dollars is not required.
With a few simple railings, plates and warning lights, the dam
crossing can be achieved.
Bryce Nesbitt for
the Friends of the Community Path
Cc: Patrick Johnson, Everett Marine/Homeland Security Patrol