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July 11, 2019
4:00 PM
Time Details:
Stamped 7/9/2019 2:33 PM
Hull Town Hall
253 Atlantic Avenue
Hull, MA 02045
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Weir River Estuary Park Committee

Thursday, July 11, 2019

This is a Tri-Town Committee, appointed by the Boards of Selectmen for Cohasset, Hingham and Hull, not the 501(c) 3 non-profit Watershed Association. Formed in 2002, the purpose of the WREP Comm is to support each Town's Master Plan / Open Space Plan in the Weir River Estuary Park through: 1) Land protection, 2) Conservation and restoration of wildlife habitat, 3) Stewardship education, and 4) Recreation which supports habitat protection.

1. Call to order
2. Updates on activities since last meeting September 2017
a) Straits Pond recovery since 2017 news that the pond’s health is improving faster than expected; Discovery Paddle Tour of Straits Pond on Saturday July 13th, 8-10am.
b) Status of Conservation Restriction (CR) at the end of Richards Rd. for access path out to Hull-owned Straits Pond Island (SPI) and on to Eastman Rd.; access to the Weir River Woods, along with signage for the Weir River Estuary Park.
c) 29 Canterbury St Development; Sewer connections available in Weir River Sewer District; Conservation signs for Sidney’s Pond & 60 GWB; Development of Boyle property on GWB and Rockland St.; Foundry Pond: Conservation signs; status of culvert at Kilby St.; herring count from April 15th-May 31st, 2019
d) 2018 & 2019 annual Clean-up Day status

3. Priorities for FY2020
a) Action Items that can be completed in the next 6 months (possibilities such as: Estuary Paddle and/or Bike Tours; a Fall Clean-up; a discussion of fish & fishing in the estuary for sharing on Facebook, other groups and/or committees); grant applications in 2019 for 2020…)
b) Action Items longer-term: Spring Clean-up Day (last Sat in April (4/25/2020)); 4th of July parade; interpretative kiosks…
c) Administrative: Are the Towns’ websites showing current information about WREPComm? Do we have current contact information for Town Clerks’ offices/officers so that Agendas & Minutes can be publicly posted? Have all members participated in Open Meeting Law training?
4. Next meeting: Date/Location, Housekeeping items/issues, announcements, etc.