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Important Upcoming Events:

       Community Path Public Meeting, April 26

       Lone Tree Hill Volunteer Day, April 29

       Poetry Walk at Rocky Meadow, April 29


Community Path Implementation Advisory Committee

Public Meeting, Wednesday, April 26, 7PM

The Community Path Implementation Advisory Committee invites the public to attend the next update. Project materials will be available for review at 6:30PM. This will be meeting #9 and will focus on:
• Full Matrix
• Evaluation Criteria
• Cost Summaries for the route options
• Potential Funding Sources

Chenery School Auditorium

7 PM (Project materials are available for review at 6:30.)

5th Annual Belmont Citizens Forum Lone Tree Hill Volunteer Day  April 29, 9AM-1PM

Hosted by Belmont Citizens Forum in conjunction with the Judith K. Record Memorial Conservation Fund

Rain or Shine!

On Saturday, April 29, from 9 am­–1 pm, the Belmont Citizens Forum in conjunction with the Judith K. Record Memorial Conservation Fund is sponsoring its fifth annual Lone Tree Hill Volunteer Day, and we invite you to participate—rain or shine!

This year, we are having two different work sites, one to plant white pines along the Pine Allee, and a second to clean up the trash along South Pleasant Street, in the area across from Star Market and Artefact Home and Garden.

Pine Allee Tree Planting Work

If you’d like to work on the Pine Allee, meet at the Belmont Citizens Forum white canopy in the Lone Tree Hill parking lot on Mill Street. Please bring a shovel and gloves to plant the trees along the Allee. The Judith K. Record Memorial Conservation Fund and Land Management Committee are currently funding the Allee project to replace the trees that were either diseased or not viable in some other way. The Tree Specialists, Inc. will be supervising the work.

Trash Cleanup at South Pleasant Street

If you’d like to work on the much-needed trash removal along South Pleasant Street, meet at the green-and-white “Belmont Bikes” Belmont Citizens Forum tent at the bottom of Coal Road, basically opposite the Star Market. Star Market has generously given us permission for volunteers to park at the Pleasant Street end of their lot.

Students Earn Community Service Credits

High school and middle school students can earn community service credits—check in at the Belmont Citizens Forum tent or table, and make sure we sign off on your work. We recommend that children under the age of 12 be accompanied by an adult.

We recommend that children under 12 years old be accompanied by an adult. We suggest wearing closed shoes, long sleeves and long pants to protect against potential sensitivities to plants and insects. Bring gloves, bug spray, and a water bottle.

This volunteer event is made possible by our corporate sponsors, including:

Platinum Level Sponsor: Northland Residential

Gold Level Sponsors: Ann Mahon Realty, Cityside Subaru, East Boston Savings Bank and Watertown Savings Bank

Silver Level Sponsors:

Artefact Home and Garden, Belmont Land Trust, Belmont Savings Bank, Cambridge Savings Bank, Century 21 Adams Lawndale, East Cambridge Savings Bank, Middlesex Savings Bank, Renaissance Realty and The Great American Rain Barrel.

Our Community Cosponsors include:

Belmont Land Management Committee for Lone Tree Hill, Mass Audubon Habitat Sanctuary, and Sustainable Belmont.

Visit belmontcitizensforum.org for details, or e-mail us at bcfprogramdirector@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you!

Nature Poetry Walk at Rock Meadow

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 2:00-3:30 PM

Join us as, through poetry, we will explore the landscape and history of Belmont and Waltham.

Anne-Marie Lambert will be joined by Kevin Gallagher, local poet and author of the recently published book Loom, about the Massachusetts textile industry and its relation to the surge in demand for slave labor in the South in the 19th century.

Meet at the small Rock Meadow parking lot on Mill Street. Bike racks are available, and there is a supplementary  Lone Tree Hill parking lot across the street.

Our Purpose

The Belmont Citizens Forum is a community organization that strives to maintain the small-town atmosphere of Belmont, Massachusetts, by preserving its natural and historical resources, limiting traffic growth, and enhancing pedestrian safety. We accomplish this goal by keeping residents informed about planning and zoning issues, by participating actively in public hearings, and by organizing forums on key subjects.

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