We need your help and support to get the City to take the final actions to acquire 104-108 Walter Street before the end of 2020! Please sign the petition and voice your support. Get your friends and neighbors to sign it, too. You can sign the petition at change.org by clicking here: Petition · Marty Walsh: Support for Open Space, Climate Resiliency, & Affordable Housing at 104-108 Walter Street · Change.org
Governor Baker announced on November 5, 2020 that Boston will be receiving $387,005 grant from the Local Acquisition for Natural Diversity (LAND) program administered by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. This money will help purchase 108 Walter Street, the largest unprotected parcel in the Roslindale Wetlands. See: Baker-Polito Administration Announces $8.7 Million to Support Local Parks, Land Conservation | Mass.gov for additional details.
LANA and the Roslindale Wetlands Task Force worked closely with the City of Boston on this successful application. Senator Mike Rush and Representatives Ed Coppinger and Nika Elugardo helped support the LAND grant application. City Councilors Arroyo, Campbell, Essaibi-George, Flaherty, O’Malley, Mejia, and Wu all registered their support as well.
Come see the Roslindale Wetlands in the fall and learn about 104-108 Walter Street, the largest remaining privately-owned section of the Roslindale Wetlands Urban Wild. The City is receptive to acquiring this property for protecting the wetlands and creating several (up to four) units of affordable homeownership. Come explore the area and see what it’s all about in expectation of future community meetings to help shape the future of this important piece of land.
Gather at the corner of Selwyn and Robken Road. Please wear your mask and practice social distancing. Sturdy shoes are advised.