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 Policy Order Resolution
  July 30, 2007

WHEREAS: The Silver Maple Forest is an undeveloped mixed upland and wetland area of 15.6 acres located in Belmont and Cambridge, an integral part of the Alewife Reservation ecosystem; and
WHEREAS: A developer has purchased the Silver Maple Forest and is advancing in the permitting process to remove the Forest and build a large development on the land; and
WHEREAS: House Bill 21 would appropriate $6 million toward acquiring the Silver Maple Forest for the DCR; now therefore be it


That this City Council go on record supporting DCR acquisition of the Silver Maple Forest and indicating the willingness of Cambridge to engage in discussions about financial participation along with other parties; and be it further


That the City Clerk be and hereby is requested to forward suitably engrossed copies of this order to the Cambridge Legislative Delegation on behalf of the entire City Council. 

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