The NSRWA is in support of the following articles at these town meetings for their potential impact on the environment:

Cohasset – Town Meeting, Monday, April 30

Proposed plastic bag ban

Marshfield – Town Meeting starts April 23

Article 34. Plastic Bag Ban Town Meeting Warrant

Norwell – Town Meeting starts May 7

Click here to read Kezia Bacon’s article Should We Ban Plastic Bags?

Carlton Fields (aka Whiting Fields) 124.2 acre purchase in Norwell

Both land purchases are a bit different than straight out land protection – Norwell’s proposal will protect the scenic vista from the Main St. of the fields but the rest of the land is up for debate – could be affordable housing and/or ball fields.

In both cases we thought public ownership was a better alternative than private ownership and that through subsequent public processes the public would have input to the ultimate use of the properties.

We hope to institutionalize a process for town meeting warrant advocacy by asking board members from each of the watershed towns to review spring and fall town meeting warrants and flag articles that would align with our mission. We hope to discuss this more at our upcoming board and governance meetings.

We urge you to attend your town meeting and make your voice heard.