THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016 – 7:00 PM
A360 CLUB SPACE IN BUILDING 3
3000 SYMMES CIRCLE, ARLINGTON, MA
Please join neighbors Dave Warrington and Jim Brown, who have agreed to help organize the Friends of Symmes Conservation Area. Abutters, other neighbors, and interested Arlington residents are invited to this planning meeting.
The wooded areas surrounding the A360 and Brightview projects are privately owned but permanently protected by a conservation restriction held jointly by the Arlington Land Trust, Inc. (ALT) and the Arlington Conservation Commission (ACC). This wooded buffer provides important open space for the existing neighborhood and is part of a network of 8.7 acres of publicly accessible open space, including two landscaped parks and the woods along Summer Street. The purposes of the conservation restriction include the preservation and enhancement of native plantings and landscapes in these designated areas, as well as the maintenance of walking trails for passive recreation, quiet contemplation, and appreciation of the natural environment.
The establishment of these buffer areas and parks is only part of an important community partnership. As with other land holdings and easements, working cooperatively with neighbors to understand and protect the resource is also critical. It is time to activate the Friends of Symmes Conservation Area.
Please attend this meeting if you are interested in participating in this exciting project and being a valuable part of a group of neighbors and Arlington residents who work with the Arlington Land Trust and Arlington Conservation Commission to insure implementation of this conservation restriction. Members of the Land Trust and Conservation Commission will be present to discuss the history behind the conservation restriction and what this means to A360 and the neighbors for the long term.
If you cannot attend this meeting but wish to be part of the Friends, please contact either Dave or Jim via their emails (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) so they can keep you posted as to the ongoing events in these woods.
For more information about the Symmes property, click on the “Visit” tab on this ALT website, and then select “Symmes Parks and Woods.” This page will continue to be updated as information is available.