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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:

Mugar map

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.

Click here if you can help.

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.

Can you help? Click here to sign up.

Make your voice heard and join us!

Stay tuned for more updates.

If you haven't already visited our Facebook page, you can do that by following this link:

Be sure and visit our webpage too, and add your name to the list of people that oppose the development of the Mugar Wetlands!

To receive messages directly from the coalition, follow this link and sign up:

Save Our Wetlands, 137 Herbert Road, Arlington, MA 02474 

April 5, 2015: Coalition responds point by point to Mugar developer's statements

Opinion: Belskis on 40B

March 31, 2015: Coalition seeks to preserve Mugar site from development         

Coalition to Save Mugar Wetlands: WordPress | Facebook

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.

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