Conservation Commission Announces Winner of Faire on the Square Contest

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Charlie Breitrose

Faire on the Square visitors check out some of the many booths at the 2018 celebration at Saltonstall Park.

Faire on the Square visitors at Saltonstall Park.

The Conservation Commission provided the following announcement:

The Watertown Conservation Commission would like to thank all who stopped by at our table to discuss the benefits of open space and our wetland resources.

Thank you as well for those that participated in the True/False contest and for those who filled out our questionnaire regarding what residents think we should focus on besides are wetlands protection.

Five entrants answered all of the True/False questions correctly. They are: Maxine Barrios, Kate Coyne, Michael Schade, Dave Harrison, and Peter DelTredici. The prize for each of the winners is the National Audubon Society’s Field Guide to New England.

2019 FOtS Book Contest by Charlie Breitrose on Scribd

With regard to the questionnaire tabulated by ConCom member, Patrick Fairbairn, the following issues were the ones respondents thought were the most critical to Watertown: climate change preparedness; acquisition of public open space; anti-pollution advocacy (e.g. air, water, soil, sound, light); stormwater management (e.g. promotion of rain gardens, on-site groundwater recharge); and animal management (e.g. habitat improvement for fox/weasel/coyote, bees/butterflies, Charles River fishery).

The Watertown Conservation Commission meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Members of the community are always welcome. The agenda for our meetings can be found on the Town’s website.

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