Clear Cutting: Boon to Builders, Disaster for the Environment
Latest Blog by Tom Valovic
Every day on my commute I drive by a brand new development of well-appointed and pleasingly designed houses. I often glance over at the yards of these houses while shaking my head in a “What’s wrong with this picture?” kind of way. And what’s wrong is that there are no trees around the houses: they look almost forlorn and out of proper context just as if they had been airlifted down from a helicopter. It’s no secret that this is how developers build these days. It’s called clear cutting.
Students Learn Sweet Art of Maple Sugaring at Worcester Workshop
Worcester Telegram and Gazette, March 16, 2018
It’s the quintessential March scene in rural New England: buckets on maple trees, the sweet steam evaporating from boiling sap, and kids and adults alike enjoying the taste of maple syrup and maple sugar candy.
But on Friday that scene was in the middle of University Park in Main South, as groups of sixth graders from Goddard School of Science and Technology went maple sugaring.
“I feel like a lot of kids can’t get in a car and drive to a maple sugar shack,” said Worcester Tree Initiative Executive Director Ruth Seward, who helped organize the event. “We wanted to bring that to where the kids are.”
Congressman Jim McGovern
Tim Murray; President/CEO, Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce
State Representative Jim O'Day
Senate President Harriette Chandler
Grace Elton, CEO, Tower Hill Botanic Garden
City Councilor Tony Enonomou
School Committee Member Jack Foley
State Senator Michael Moore
Paul Moosey, Commissioner, Dept. of Public Works, Worcester
Selectman Ken O'Brien
Selectman Chris Rucho