land trust

The directors of the Arlington Land Trust welcomed the public to the annual meeting in person in January at the Donut Villa Diner, 319 Broadway in Arlington Center. 

They elected board members, heard a brief treasurer’s report and provided updates on the proposed Thorndike Place development on the Mugar property and other local conservation projects.

The guest speaker this year was David Santomenna, senior director of land protection at Mass Audubon. He presented the organization’s statewide vision for land protection with a focus on the Nature in the City Program, the urban component of that vision.

Launched in 2022, the Nature in the City Program envisions a Massachusetts where all city residents — no matter their race, income, ability, spoken language or lived experience — have access to greenspaces that bring them joy, connect them to the natural world, and address the effects of climate change. The program is being piloted in four cities — Boston, Cambridge, Lowell and Fall River — with plans to expand over the coming years.

Only members of the Arlington Land Trust were able to vote to elect Board members, but everyone was welcome to attend the meeting. 

Given the increasing prevalence of Covid and flu cases, the Land Trust requested that people take precautions before attending this meeting by testing, wearing a mask, or just staying home if you have any symptoms.

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This news announcement was published Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, based on information from Ann LeRoyer, Clerk of the Arlington Land Trust.