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Mystic River Watershed Steering Committee

  • Century Bank Executive Conference Room 400 Mystic Ave. Medford, MA (map)

10:00am              Greetings and Introductions                                                                                                     

10:10                     Featured Municipality: City of Medford Mystic River Projects – Alicia Hunt, Director of Energy & Environment, Environmental Agent, City of Medford

Alicia will discuss green infrastructure projects and planning in the City of Medford; the riverbank work planned for Medford and other similar projects resulting from the oil spill settlement; provide updates on the heavy metal contamination found in Riverbend Park,  the Clippership Connector, and a feasibility study of the South Medford Connector bike route funded by the Mass Gaming Commission.

10:40                     Opportunity: IndustriPlex Natural Resource Damage (NRD) Settlement – Karen Pelto, Natural Resource Damages Program Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)

Restoration planning for the IndustriPlex NRD settlement ($4.25 million for ecological restoration in the Aberjona) is getting underway with the formation of a Trustee Council that includes MassDEP, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Karen will discuss types of eligible projects and opportunities for public input, as well as the criteria that will be used to select projects.

11:20                     Steering Committee Activities: Subgroup Reports and Discussion

Presentation on Malden River Greenway Plan (status of vision plan, project implementation updates, Chapter 91 advocacy successes) as well as brief updates on planning projects in Somerville, Arlington, Chelsea, and Medford. – Amber Christoffersen, Mystic Greenways Director, MyRWA

Water Quality Subgroup update - WHO

11:40                    Current Activities in the Mystic: Participant Updates

Participants will discuss current and upcoming projects or relevant information about activities in the Mystic. Participants should come prepared to flag key topics they are working on that others might be interested in.

EPA Update


11:35                     Approval of Notes and Documents                                                                  

June 2017 Meeting Summary

Mission and Priorities 2017-2019

11:55                     Next Steps & Wrap Up                                                                                

The next Steering Committee meeting will be November 30, 2017, location TBD.

12:00pm               Adjourn

Earlier Event: September 11
Friends of the Malden River Meeting
Later Event: September 16
Malden River Cleanup