Dear Friends of Lake Attitash:
Before Amesbury can move forward with the grant (for the $600,000 alum treatment for Lake Attitash) they need permits from both Merrimac and Amesbury Conservation Commissions.
On March 27, Merrimac Conservation Commission approved Amesbury’s request (Notice of Intent).
On April 2 Amesbury Conservation Commission discussed the issue and “continued” the discussion to the next meeting – Monday 7 May.
Over 100 of you put your own money behind this effort. Without you we would not have gained the support of Merrimac and Amesbury. Together we raised $250,000! The State Dept. of Environmental Protection awarded Amesbury the rest of the money.
It seems that we must show up at the next Amesbury Conservation Commission meeting on May 7 to ensure that this great effort goes forward as we had hoped. This is not just for cleaner and clearer water…it is to protect our health. Cyanobacteria blooms are a known health hazard and increasingly the research suggests links with neurological disease.
MONDAY 7th MAY
Amesbury City Hall
The agenda is posted on the Amesbury Conservation Commission website. It is always a good idea to check the website for any last minutes changes.
See you there!