Annual Meeting Focus on Climate Change

At the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 24, Arlington Land Trust will focus on climate change strategies for our region and town. The public is invited to this free meeting at the Central School / Senior Center, 27 Maple Street, 7-9 pm

Rebecca Davis, Deputy Director of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, will lead a presentation and discussion of “A Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and What Arlington Can Do.”  MAPC has developed a regional strategy with recommendations for local, regional, and state action to reduce vulnerability to the anticipated impacts of climate change. This Strategy builds on findings of the Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report (2011) and many other pertinent publications developed to date. In addition to outlining short and long-term land use changes, the Strategy includes actions for mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions on private and public properties, a crucial first step in adapting to climate change.