Episode 710

FM #710 - Charles River Meadowlands Recap - 01/24/22

Published on: 27th January, 2022

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Alan Earls, Franklin resident, local historian, and open space advocate as we recap the Charles River Meadowlands Initiative. We recorded this via the Zoom conference bridge Monday, Jan 24, 2022. 

Links in the show notes include the Beta Report on the Meadowlands Initiative as well as many of the links for the reporting shared by Franklin Matters since 2016 as the initiative made progress.

The recording runs about 21 minutes, so let’s listen to this recap of the Charles River Meadowland Initiative


Home page for the Charles River Meadowlands Initiative -> https://www.charlesrivermeadowlands.org/

BETA Report finally received early 2020


Conservation Commission Annual Report for 2019 references


Info session series in 2019


Forum schedule for April 2019


BETA surveyed in 2018


ToF announces kickoff of study with $25K grant


Clean up & walk in 2018


Review of 2017 activities published in Dec 2017


Oct 2017 hike with 20+ folks


Charles River Meadowlands meeting scheduled for 2017


Library info session and children’s reading for Ground Hog day in 2017


Charles River Meadowlands and #Giving Tuesday


Meeting announcement mid-2016


Charles River walk Jan 2016



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