Rally to save the oaks in Wendell Saturday

  • Members of the Wendell State Forest Alliance are calling on the citizens of Massachusetts to help protect the forests. —Submitted photo

Published: 1/10/2019 11:20:20 AM

WENDELL — The Wendell State Forest Alliance invites the public to join a “The People Have Spoken: Save Our Oaks” rally on Saturday, January 12 at 1 p.m. at the Ranger Station, Wendell State Forest, 392 Wendell Rd., Millers Falls. The rally will be followed by a walk of “Love for the Forest” to the 80 acres of oaks to stop the commercial logging of 100-year-old oak trees in Wendell State Forest. Close to 1,000 citizens have signed a petition asking the Department of Conservation (DCR) to not log. This petition can be found at: https://bit.ly/2Fd8kcG.

The Massachusetts DCR is moving forward with a contract to harvest 80 acres of 100-year-old oak trees in Wendell.  DCR has targeted cutting an area on Montague Road which is the most active amphibian crossing in the area and is state-certified habitat of the rare Jefferson Salamander.

The Wendell State Forest Alliance is calling on the citizens of Massachusetts to protect the forests and invite all to the rally and walk. For more information, call 413-262-1587.



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