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UPDATED, April 27: Save Our Wetlands, the coalition that opposes the development plan for the 17-acre Mugar site along Route 2 in East Arlington, is calling for volunteers to hold signs on Lake Street on the evening of Monday, April 27, and the morning of Wednesday, April 29.
The call follows an organizational meeting April 15 at 137 Herbert Road to form a steering committee and plan a series of educational forums.
Former Selectman Clarissa Rowe is helping the coalition. Read the group's announcement below:
Thank you for doing your part to save the Mugar Wetlands
The time has come to ask for your help.
To spread word about this threat, we will be conducting "stand-outs" on Lake Street the evening of Monday, April 27 and the morning of Wednesday, April 29.
We need to have at least 20 volunteers for this to be effective.
What's a stand-out? It's just another name for "sign-holding," so very simple to do. We'll stand in small groups with signs which we will provide, letting motorists know about the effort to develop the Mugar Wetlands.
On Monday, April 27th, we will hold signs in the evening, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, April 29th, we will hold signs in the morning, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
On both days We will meet at the corner of Lake and Brooks Ave near Hardy Elementary School, where we'll hand out signs. We can split up to cover ground on Mass Ave and the bike path as well.
This effort will go a long way toward alerting our neighbors and commuters on Lake Street and Massachusetts Avenue to the impact of building 219 housing units in the Mugar Wetlands.
We will be holding signs that read "Mugar Development = 300 more cars on Lake St" and "Mugar Development = more flooding on Rt. 2."
So while the work is very simple, it's impact is exceptionally important.
Make your voice heard and join us!
Stay tuned for more updates.
To receive messages directly from the coalition, follow this link and sign up: http://eepurl.com/biNV2T
Save Our Wetlands, 137 Herbert Road, Arlington, MA 02474
Opinion: Belskis on 40B
March 31, 2015: Coalition seeks to preserve Mugar site from development
March 8, 2015: Belmont Uplands permit issued; opponents vow to continue
This annoncement was published Thursday, April 23, 2015, and updated April 27, to add a link.