Monday, February 25, 2008

Allston-Brighton Green Gathering Tuesday Night

The Allston Brighton Green Space Advocates, a group sponsored by the Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation, is hosting their annual "Green Gathering" on Tuesday night for neighborhood groups devoted to green spaces and other interested area residents. The event is open to the public.

This is a slightly crunchy affair that provides an oversight into ongoing activities related to open spaces in Allston-Brighton: the green streets initiative; work on obtaining conservation easements; connections with the city's 100,000 tree initiative; and networking with other neighborhood groups working on open space issues. Neighborhood groups are encouraged to bring literature along about their group for tabling at the event.

Allston-Brighton has only 4.8 acres of open space per 1000 residents, well below the
city-wide average of 7.9 acres. Due to the presence of large institutions in A-B, a large fraction
of that open space is owned privately. For example, according to the Boston Parks and Recreation department, 58% of the neighborhood's private, unprotected open space is contained within the St. John's Seminary land purchased by Boston College.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008
6:00 - 8:30 pm [probably 6:00 pm for dinner; formal presentation at 6:30 or 7:00 pm]
EF International Language School
200 Lake Street, Brighton, MA 02135
Dinner and dessert provided!

For more information, contact:
Ava Chan, ABCDC, email, phone: 617-787-3874

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