Cape Cod Bay Watch is active in Plymouth and nearby communities, often hosting educational and recreational events which are free and open to the public. Please visit this page periodically to learn about our latest activities. And join us!
Cape Downwinders Public Forums
DATE: APRIL 26, 2013; May 3, 2013; more dates to be announced
TIME: See below for details
LOCATION: Various Cape Cod Towns (see below for details)
Cape Downwinders (CDW) were able to get a nonbinding ballot question or a town meeting warrant article accepted in fourteen Cape Cod towns. The referendums give citizens the opportunity to vote yes on a statement asking Governor Patrick to call upon the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to shut down Pilgrim based on safety concerns. To better educate the public on the problems posed by the plant, CDW has been holding a series of public forums throughout the Cape. CCBW, along with Jones River Watershed Association and EcoLaw, are supporting their efforts by participating in some of these forums to help educate Cape Codders on the environmental impacts caused by the plant’s daily operations.
Mashpee Forum: Mashpee Town Hall, 16 Great Neck Rd North, April 26 (7-8 pm).
Brewster Forum: Brewster Ladies Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA, May 2 (7:00-8:30 pm).
Bourne Forum: Bourne Veteran’s Community Center, 239 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, MA,
May 3 (7:00-8:30 pm)
Orleans Forum: Orleans Elementary School, 46 Eldgredge Park Way, May 10 (7-830 pm).
Harwich Forum: Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak Street, Room 5, May 17 (7-830 pm).
For more information, please visit the Cape Downwinders website.
Rally at the Reactor
DATE: May 19, 2013
TIME: 1:00 pm (please arrive 30 minutes early)
LOCATION: Edison Access Road and State Road (3A), Plymouth, MA
**Note change in location
Cape Downwinders (CDW) are organizing a Rally at the Reactor on Sunday, May 19th at 1:00 pm. Join Senator Dan Wolf, Poet Marge Piercy, Fukushima native Chikako Nishiyama as well as music and open mic.
For more information, please visit capedownwinders.org or contact Diane Turco at email@example.com or David Agnew at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the event flyer: Rally at the Reactor
“Learning from Fukushima” by Chikako Nishiyama
DATE: May 19, 2013
TIME: 6:30 pm (please arrive 30 minutes early)
LOCATION: First Parish Unitarian Church, 222 Main Street, Kingston, MA
Chikako Nishiyama, from the village of Kawauchi in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, is making a trip to New England to offer her eye-witness report on the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Translating Chikako’s story will be Chiho Kaneko. Nishiyama will speak and answer questions starting at 6:30 pm. The event is free and open to all. For more information, see the event flyer: Learning from Fukushima
Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance – Learn to assess Pine Barrens
DATE: Thursday, May 23, 2013
TIME: 9:30 am – approx. 12:00 pm
LOCATION: Myles Standish State Forest Headquarters Parking Lot, 194 Cranberry Road, Carver, MA
The globally rare “Pine Barrens” eco-region of southeastern MA supports a number of rare animal and plant species. This region encompasses the Cape and Islands and extends inland to Mattapoisett, Middleboro & Duxbury. The ecosystem also includes the marine environments of Mass. Bay, Cape Cod Bay, Buzzards Bay and Nantucket Sound. Volunteer citizen scientists are needed to conduct field assessments to help prioritize conservation and restoration efforts. The first free field training will be provided by the MA Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP).
COMMUNITY FORUM ON ENTERGY’S “DRY CASK” PROJECT AT PILGRIM NUCLEAR POWER STATION
DATE: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
TIME: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
LOCATION: Cedarville Community Room, 2209 State Rd (Route 3A) [lower level, in rear of building] Click here to get driving directions.
Come learn about Entergy’s nuclear waste storage construction project in Manomet and find out how you can help protect our community and the environment! Free and open to the public.
- Overview: Why Entergy needs a nuclear waste storage facility in Plymouth (Meg Sheehan, EcoLaw)
- Risks of nuclear waste storage: Wet pool versus dry cask (Mary Lampert, Pilgrim Watch)
- Concerns about project location: Climate change impacts, sea level rise, flood risk (Pine duBois, Jones River Watershed Association and Cape Cod Bay Watch)
For more information, call 508-746-9400 or email email@example.com. See the Forum Notice here.
Save Our Bay Flotilla, June 9
CCBW and its allies host the Save Our Bay Flotilla in the Bay on Sunday, June 9. Event is held from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Click here for more details.
PILGRIM NUCLEAR: IMPORTANT HEARING
A Chance To Let Local Officials Know You Care About Entergy’s Nuke Dump!
WHAT: Hearing on Entergy’s nuclear waste “dry cask” storage project
WHEN: Wednesday, June 12th, at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Plymouth Town Hall, 11 Lincoln Street, Zoning Board of Appeals
WHY: To protect our health, safety, environment and town, Entergy should have to get a special permit for this project. The Zoning Board should enforce the laws!
This issue is explained at: www.capecodbaywatch.org/radioactive-waste
For more information, call Cape Cod Bay Watch at 508-746-9400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please help spread the word! Pass on this Hearing Flyer to friends and family.
We encourage everyone to attend regular meetings of committees or groups in your town or region that address issues relating to Pilgrim. In Plymouth, the Nuclear Matters Committee usually meets every third Monday of the month. The Board of Selectmen meet on most Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. Check the town’s meeting calendar for agendas and meeting details.
On Cape Cod, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee meets at the Harwich Community Center monthly. For more information contact email@example.com.
For up to date information on meetings and events contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-746-9400