Saving Massachusetts Forests for Climate, Nature, and People
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Saving Massachusetts Forests for Climate, Nature, and People

Massachusetts forests are vital in storing carbon to fight climate change; providing critical habitat for native plants and wildlife; preserving historic and sacred sites; and offering opportunities for nature-based recreation. Yet, almost all of our forests are currently open to resource extraction, which is undermining these values. We need to take action now to protect our forests, before it is too late.

Michael Kellett is cofounder and executive director of RESTORE: The North Woods, a Massachusetts-based conservation organization. With more than 30 years of experience working to create national parks and wilderness, save forests, and protect wildlife, he will review our current challenges and suggest strategies for solving them.

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We take donations at the door to cover the cost of the meeting ($5 is suggested). Half of the donations (after we pay the rent) are given as an honorarium to the speaker with a $25 minimum. All regular attendees are encouraged to bring refreshments to share.

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"Saving Massachusetts Forests for Climate, Nature, and People"
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

"Saving Massachusetts Forests for Climate, Nature, and People"

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ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

Massachusetts forests are vital in storing carbon to fight climate change, providing critical habitat for native plants and wildlife, preserving historic and sacred sites, and offering opportunities for nature-based recreation. Yet, almost all of our forests are currently open to resource extraction, which is undermining these values. We need to take action now to protect our forests, before it is too late.

Speaker Michael Kellett is cofounder and executive director of RESTORE: The North Woods, a Massachusetts-based conservation organization. With more than 30 years of experience working to protect forests, wildlife, parks, and wilderness, he will review our current challenges and suggest strategies for solving them.

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"Saving Massachusetts Forests for Climate, Nature, and People"
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

"Saving Massachusetts Forests for Climate, Nature, and People"

DATE: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
TIME: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm; Sunset Beverage Hour starts at 4:00 pm, followed by Dinner  at  7:00 pm
PLACE: Bascom Lodge, North Adams, Massachusetts; presentation will be on the Porch
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: For more information, click here

Michael Kellett, executive director of RESTORE: The North Woods, will talk about the benefits of saving the forests of Massachusetts to fight climate change, safeguard imperiled wildlife and habitats, and preserve public open space within reach of millions of people.

 

 

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"New National Parks for America"
Jul
13
9:30 AM09:30

"New National Parks for America"

DATE: Friday, July 13, 2018
TIME: 9:30-11:00 am
PLACE: Masonic Temple, 58 Monument Square, Concord, Massachusetts; Lower Level Meeting Room
ADMISSION: Registration required; for more information, click here
INFORMATION: The talk is a part of the 2018 Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord, Massachusetts, from July 12 to 15, 2018. The theme is "Thoreau's Ecological and Cultural Vision for a Tolerable Future."

RESTORE's executive director, Michael Kellett, and Maine director, Jym St. Pierre will present an overview of RESTORE's New National Parks for America campaign.

In 1858, Henry David Thoreau was one of the first to suggest creating national preserves in the United States. The following year he wrote in his journal that, “Each town should have a park…a common possession forever….” The National Park System, widely touted as America’s best idea, has been a model for thousands of protected areas in scores of countries around the world. Yet, our portfolio of parks is incomplete. To achieve Thoreau’s ecological and cultural vision of a tolerable — indeed, a thriving — future, every community ought to have a commons and no one in the continental U.S. should have to live more than 50 miles from a national park. That is why RESTORE: The North Woods has started a New National Parks for America campaign.

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"Creating a White Mountain National PARK"
Jul
10
1:30 PM13:30

"Creating a White Mountain National PARK"

DATE: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
TIME: 1:30-3:30 pm
PLACE: The Wheelhouse, 33 Bradford Street, West Concord, Massachusetts
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: For the 2018 Summer Village University agenda, click here

Michael Kellett, executive director of RESTORE: The North Woods, will be presenting a proposal to transform the White Mountain National Forest into a new National PARK. This beautiful, publicly owned forest is increasingly threatened by intensive logging, energy transmission corridors, and other industrial uses to benefit special interests. Transferring these lands from the resource development-oriented U.S. Forest Service to the preservation-oriented National Park Service would ensure that the ecological, recreational, and economic benefits of the White Mountains are permanently protected.

This talk is part of the 2018 Summer Village University Celebration of Knowledge, Devotion & the Arts, which will be held July 4-11 throughout the Town of Concord, Massachusetts.

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