DCR JUNE 2017 EVENTS Vision of the Founder –
Charles Eliot Mastermind and Creator of the Massachusetts Park System – Revere Beach Reservation Fridays, June 23 & 30 3:00 -4:30 p.m. Walk or stroll alongside America’s first public beach. Listen to the words of Charles Eliot a landscape architect who passionately worked to preserve scenes of natural beauty for the well being of you and everyone in Massachusetts. Program is wheel chair accessible on easy, level terrain. Meet at: Outside at One Eliot Circle, Revere MA (The tan DCR building at the corner of Dolphin Avenue). Free Parking available along Revere Beach Boulevard.
Shorebird Surprises Revere Beach Reservation Tuesdays, June 27 7:00 -8:30p.m. Explore beautiful Revere Beach for shorebirds and Manx Shearwaters and learn how these birds are adapted for survival. Walk up to 3 miles on the beach, on mud flats and paths. Some binoculars and a spotting scope will be provided but please bring these items if you have them. Meet at: Across the street from One Carey Circle on the sidewalk of the semicircular parking lot.
I Love Winthrop meeting
Meeting-plans are in the works for an “I Love Winthrop” event in the fall. There is a planning meeting scheduled for anyone who would like to help on Monday, June 26th at 6:30 at the EB Newton School. At this meeting we can form an outline of what the event will consist of & who will be in charge of what. There has been an outreach of people with some great ideas!
Free Lunch for Kids
The Summer Food Service program is serving free meals to all kids in Winthrop ages 2-18. The program runs from July 5 to August 14 at the Winthrop Middle School, 60 Payson St. and the old Middle School, 151 Pauline St., rear door by Parks & Recreation. Breakfast is from 9-10 a.m. and lunch is served from 12-1 p.m.
MWRA Night Work
Night Work MWRA Sewer Study Hazen and Sawyer (a MWRA contractor) will be conducting night work for an MWRA sewer study starting the third full week of June from 7:00 pm – 7:00 am. Please see the map below for locations. The survey should be completed in 3 weeks. This study will be a comprehensive assessment of sewer sections 4, 5, 6, and 186. Interior material core samples will be taken as well as videotaping and laser scanning of the interior of the sewer to allow the technicians to make an assessment of the infrastructure’s condition. This night work will not involve heavy equipment. The inspection crew will be distributing fliers door-to-door in advance of their effort.
2017 STREET SWEEPING
The Town of Winthrop conducts Street Sweeping operations on the last full week of the month (last week with a Friday) from April through October between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM on the day of a street’s trash collection. If there is a holiday on the week sweeping would normally occur, sweeping is done a week early. Town ordinance prohibits parking in a manner that impedes the street sweeper. Violation of the street sweeping ordinance carries a $40.00 fine, and your vehicle can be towed.
The 2017 street sweeping dates are: June 26-30, July 24-28, Aug. 21-25, Sep. 25-29, and Oct. 23-27
Suicide Prevention Talk
Join CASA on Monday, June 26 from 6-8 p.m. at 18 Bartlett Road for a free training on suicide prevention. Twenty five percent of Winthrop students in grades 6-12 said they had felt sad or depressed most days. This training will how to get help, learn to prevent suicide, warning signs of suicide, how to respond to someone who is suicidal and how to get help for someone in crisis.