Environmental

We Should Expect More From Our Elected Officials

At last Tuesday’s Select Board meeting, four of the five members chose to let 20+ years of institutional knowledge and a record of stellar …

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Community Preservation Committee Appointments on 6/11/24

PLYMOUTH SELECT BOARD Tuesday June 11th, 2024UESDAY, JUNE 11TH, 2024 in the Great Hall, Plymouth Town Hall, 26 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 6:00 …

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CAC members selected

Select Board choose Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) members Of the 13 candidates - the following were selected. Read more about the meeting in…

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Wastewater Groundwater Discharge CAC Appointments

Board to interview candidate with an anticipated vote     Please plan to attend the Select Board meeting on June 4th at Town …

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Mark your calendars for June 4th @6:00PM

CAC Appointments As you may recall, the Select Board agreed to form a Wastewater Groundwater Discharge Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) at …

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Proposed Plymouth Land Bank

An idea worthy of discussion We anticipate that a proposal for the Plymouth Land Bank will be presented to Town Meeting in October 2024. The …

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Wastewater CAC update

Rumor has it the Select Board will be interviewing candidates for the Wastewater Citizens Advisory Committee during their May 14th meeting*. We're …

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Sustainable Plymouth May General Meeting

 Monday 5/6 6:30pm-8:00pm - 158 Center Hill Road, Plymouth Learn about Sustainable Plymouth's grassroots efforts to reduce waste and plastic …

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Open Forum: Protecting our Lands & Waters

Open Space and Our Water In 1990, the United States Environmental Protection Agency designated the Plymouth Carver Aquifer as a “sole source” of…

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Sundays @the Barn: Great Turnout

Understanding the MEPA process 30+ of us turned out last Sunday for a very informative discussion around the town's desire to reroute 1.75 MGD …

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Great Turnout! Select Board/CAC discussion

Step One The Select Board discussed the need, structure, and purpose of a wastewater discharge Citizens Advisory Committee at their meeting last…

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Bring a Chair: Understanding the MEPA Process

We've got 35+ RSVPs for our March 17th and only 19 (or so) chairs. If you'd like to join us next Sunday from 3:45-5:15 when retired EPA Program …

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Select Board - Groundwater Discharge Citizens Advisory Committee

Agenda - Tuesday March 12th Great Hall located at the 2nd Floor, at Plymouth Town Hall, 26 Court Street, Plymouth MA 5:30 PM EXECUTIVE …

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Select Board to discuss Wastewater CAC

March 12th Meeting We're told the Select Board will be discussing the need for a Wastewater Citizens Action Committee (CAC) at their next …

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A Simmering Problem Below the Surface

Yellow Tide A very interesting documentary by Scientific American on the problems Cape Cod is facing with its wastewater, demonstrating the …

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Reminder: Understanding the MEPA Process

Please join us on March 17th 3:45-5:15 when retired EPA Program Analyst, Kathy Castagna, talks about the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act …

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"Build it and they will come"

Wastewater Expansion Please reference this link to the town’s website soliciting a Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan Request for …

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Wastewater Update

Last @the Barn Meeting Big thanks to everyone who participated in last week's meeting. Lots of good information shared about the town's desire …

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Sundays @the Barn - Plan B

Wastewater treatment update The Master Planning presentation has to be postponed due to a conflict. In its place, we will have an open …

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The Secretary's [Wastewater] Reply

Late last year the town submitted a permit request with the state to increase the ground water discharge in Camelot Park by 300% and that it need …

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Understanding the MEPA Process

Please join us on March 17th 3:45-5:15 when retired EPA Program Analyst, Kathy Castagna, talks about the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act …

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Please Sign Our Petition

More Public Involvement Needed! The Town of Plymouth has submitted a permit request with the state to ​discharge an additional 1.75 million …

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Don't forget to vote

YES or NO, let your voice be heard. Last October, Town Meeting passed a bylaw that prohibits “nip” sales in Plymouth similar to other towns like…

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Myth: Waste simply biodegrades in the landfill.

Reality: Nothing biodegrades in a landfill because nothing is supposed to.Food waste and yard trimmings make up more than a quarter (28.2 percent) of…
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Wastewater discussion 12/12/23 Select Board

For those who missed the wastewater expansion presentation and discussion at this week's Select Board meeting, you can watch the on-demand replay …

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Conservation Committee candidates wanted

There is a new vacancy on the Conservation Committee and we're encouraging candidates to apply who are committed to fulfilling the environmental …

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Comments re: proposed 300% increase of wastewater discharge

Please find comments (below) from the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe, Inc., the Eel River Watershed Association, the Jones River Watershed …

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Nip Ban Referendum

Last October, Town Meeting passed a bylaw that prohibits "nip" sales in Plymouth similar to other towns like Falmouth, Wareham, Mashpee, Brewster, …

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Wastewater Comment Deadline: 12/1/23

Please submit your comments by December 1 For those wishing to submit comments regarding the town's MEPA request to reroute 1.75 Million Gallons…

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300% Increase Waste Water Ground Discharge in Camelot Park

We reached out to Doug Pinard, Town of Plymouth Sewer Manager, (dpinard@plymouth-ma.gov) and Neal Price, Horsley Witten Group, Inc. Senior …

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Increased Waste Water Discharge in Camelot Park

The town is seeking to reroute 1.75 MGD of waste water currently flowing through the harbor outfall to the waste water facility located in Camelot…

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Decommissioning Pilgrim follow up

Thanks to Mike Fortini for discussing the status of Holtec's decommissioning efforts at November's Sundays @the Barn meeting. The next Nuclear …

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Reminder: today's Sunday @the Barn: Decommissioning Pilgrim

At the Withy Barn 3:45 - 5:15, Mike Fortini will talk about the status of decommissioning the Pilgrim nuclear plan. Mike currently serves on …

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This weekend's Sunday @the Barn: Decommissioning Pilgrim

Please let us know if you're planning to attend this Sunday (11/12) at the Withy Barn 3:45 - 5:15 when Mike Fortini will talk about the status of …

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Next Month's Sunday @the Barn: Decommissioning Pilgrim

Mike Fortini has offered to present to our group at our next Sundays @the Barn gathering on November 12th. Please let us know if you're planning to…

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New Report Exposes Sand Mining Environmental Crisis

Global sand shortage causing furious rush to mine the region’s sand deposits, report identifies regulatory failures, documents air and water …

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Decommissioning Pilgrim

Mike Fortini has offered to present to our group at our next Sundays @the Barn gathering on November 12th. Mike currently serves on the Nuclear …

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Community Land & Water Coalition follow up

Great turnout last Sunday. Thanks again to Meg for the presentation and Q&A. For those interested, here is a link to her presentation. The …

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Reminder: Please RSVP for September 24th Sundays @the Barn

Let us know if you're coming, click here August 16, 2022 By CleanDrinkingWater In 2015, Emily Clark, writing for the Old Colony …

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Traffic into Chiltonville

2.5 times the estimated traffic through Chiltonville

The Planning Board will hold a public hearing in Town Hall at 7:05 P.M. on Wednesday, September 27, to hear Pinehills LLC's presentation of a …

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Please RSVP for September 24th Sundays @the Barn

Let us know if you're coming, click here August 16, 2022 By CleanDrinkingWater In 2015, Emily Clark, writing for the Old Colony …

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Holtec Discharge Permit Tentative Determination

From our friends at Sustainable Plymouth This past April, Holtec applied to the state Department of Environmental Protection for a modified …

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