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Timilty seeks to protect Fowl Meadow

| June 5, 2014

Milton, MA. – Rep. Walter Timilty (D-Milton) has filed amendment No. 126 to House Bill 4138, which would provide for the preservation and improvement of land, parks, and clean energy in the Commonwealth. The amendment is aimed at protecting and preserving Fowl Meadow.

The amendment has also been co-sponsored by Rep. William Galvin of Canton, Rep. Louis Kafka of Stoughton, and Rep. Bruce Ayers of Quincy. In addition to this, amendment No. 104 to House Bill 4138 has been filed by Galvin and co-sponsored by Timilty, Kafka, Ayers Rep. Rhonda Nyman of Hanover, Rep. John Rogers of Norwood and Rep. Claire Cronin of Easton.

The Fowl Meadow is considered an environmentally, sensitive area, with historical significance. Moreover, it was designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern on August 20, 1992.

“The Fowl Meadow is an environmental treasure,” Timilty said. “As such, I, along with several colleagues from the House of Representatives, am determined to ensure that both the ecology and history of this environmentally, pristine area is protected.”

Timilty has also filed amendment No. 91 to H4138, The Ford Ranch Open Space amendment, in an attempt to ensure that not less than $4,000,000 shall be expended to the town of Milton for assistance in the acquisition of certain parcels of land on Hillside Street and Ford Ranch Road in the town of Milton for the purpose of conservation land.

“The preservation of green open space and its all important ecology is always foremost in my priorities,” Timilty said.

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