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Malden River Presentation

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Malden River History Tidal stream and salt marsh
Fishing of alewife and blueback herring 1845 completion of B&M railroad sparked development along river
Dredged/filled/straightened
Heavy industry
Legacy of pollution Bordered by abandoned industrial sites and some light industry
Chemical contamination of river sediments
Remediated developments with park access: River's Edge and Village Landing Pre-industrial
Environment Industrial
Revolution War Efforts
WWI & WWII De-industrialization Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future Spring 2013, Tufts University WSSS: Malden River Practicum The Agenda: How the River Runs Matthew Capone
Michael Coty
Brooke Davis
Monica Mejia
Nolan Nicaise
Joshua Peters
Andrew Petit de Mange Faculty Advisor: Rusty Russell
Teaching Assistant: Kaitlin Kelly Introductions
Background
Empowerment
Future Mission: Protect and restore the Mystic River and its watershed
Advocacy and policy
Outreach and Education Consequences of Present Conditions... Where
is the river?
How can I get
there? Garnering Support for Revitalization Inconsistent attention prior to Fall 2012
Initiative but limited bandwidth
-MyRWA's vision = clean watershed
-ACE & Tri-CAP = community engagement
-WSSS Team = bandwidth
Citizen's group formation
-December 2012 educational meeting ~ 12 attendees
-January 2013 meeting ~ 2 attendees
New approach: Library meetings in Everett and Malden Deliverables Website
Case studies
Strategic memo
Malden River radio essay
Maps
Mystic Messenger newsletter
Promotional materials Public Library Meetings Everett & Malden Resident turnout
Education session
Visioning excercise
Reactions and input
Raise of hands Leadership Meeting - April 11 Recommendations Higher Capacity THANK YOU!
Rusty Russell
Kaitlin M. Kelly
Penn Loh
Justin Hollander
Meaghan Overton
Brian Szekely
Ann Urosevich
Maria Nicolau MyRWA Patrick Herron
Beth MacBlane Tufts University Tri-City Community Action Program Alternatives for Community and Environment Philip Bronder-Giroux Eugene Benson Officer Patrick Johnston Everett Police Marine Unit Jeffrey A. Nangle P.E., L.S.P
Dr. Richard Beinecke
Elizabeth Debski
Hue Holley Preotle Lane & Associates John Preotle Photo Credits Who is a Friend of the Malden River? Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future Project Inquiries How do river advocacy groups begin?

How do they encourage participation?

How do they sustain momentum? Is it safe to
swim? To boat?
Can I picnic
there? Limitations to
public access
Lack of public knowledge
Sense of helplessness /
Resignation to
status quo How do we clean
up the pollution?
This problem is
too big... Case Studies Similar Histories:
Urban location
Legacy contaminants & stormwater
Limited public access Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future Meetings Attended Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future EPA Mystic Steering Committee
MyRWA Subcommittee -presented
FoMR Leadership Team
Public Meeting RE: Baseball Stadium
Boston-area Academic Institution
History of the Mystic w/ Rick Beinecke
FoMR Library Meetings -presented Strategic Memo Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future Rigorous recruitment
Broad and simple communication
Network map utilization
Power mapping
Inclusive intercultural visioning
Relationships between 3 cities Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future Step in the right direction: strategic thinking
-Agreed to brainstorm and narrow down a group name
-Discussed forming a mission statement
Planned next general public meeting - May 9
Appeared on MATV for meeting outreach and awareness Grants/funding opportunities

Art: public displays, events

Youth involvement "internship" or
high school student reps to FoMR

Utility bill leaflets

Park pavilion Community analysis Next Steps Practicum Team Friends of the Malden River Help promote audio documentary
Conduct website maintenance training Take ownership of the website
Consider the strategic memo in future planning Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future Rivers Examined:
Spicket River - Lawrence, MA (Groundwork Lawrence)
Los Angeles River - Los Angeles, CA (FoLAR)
Mill Creek - Cincinnati, OH (Groundwork Cincinnati) Strong community group advocating
for river remediation and revitalization The Scene The Scene February 28 & March 18 The Scene Affecting the future: Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future Environment
Stormwater outfalls
Soil contaminants
Runoff & erosion
Invasive species Development




Chapter 91 Chapter 91: MA Public Waterfront Act Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future Project Opportunity Arm a citizens group, Friends of the Malden River (FoMR) ,
with tools that help it
direct positive changes to
achieve a future it desires. The Players Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future Addressing water-related problems
Interdisciplinary graduate certificate Re-envisioning
process Slide (2). Photo by WSSS Team, 2013.
Slide (3). Map by WSSS Team, 2013.
Slides (3 & 4). GE logo. www.GE.com, accessed 2013.
Slides (3 & 4). Dice image. Steaphan Greene. 20 December 2008. commons.wikimedia.org, accessed 2013.
Slides (3 & 4). Baseball image. Tage Olsin. 24 September 2006. commons.wikimedia.org, accessed 2013.
Slide (5). Map by WSSS Team, 2013.
Slide (7). Photo by WSSS Team, 2013.
Slide (8). WSSS logo. www.tufts.edu/water, accessed 2013.
Slide (8). Photo by WSSS Team, 2013.
Slide (9). MyRWA logo and photos. mysticriver.org, accessed 2013.
Slide (11). Photo by WSSS Team, 2013.
Slide (14). Plan of Malden. Peter Tufts, 1795.
Slides (16 & 17). Map by WSSS Team, 2013.
Slide (18). Contaminant map by MyRWA, 2013.
Slide (20). Photos by WSSS Team, 2013.
Slide (21). Brownfields Success Story publication. EPA, 2011.
Slide (25 ). Mystic Messenger newsletter. Beth MacBlane, MyRWA, 2013.
Slide (26). Flyer by WSSS Team, 2013.
Slide (27). Flyers, pamphlets, and map by WSSS Team, 2013.
Slide (28 ). Case study poster by WSSS Team, 2013.
Slide (29). Trail network map by WSSS Team, 2013 .
Slide (30 ). Everett and Malden public meetings. Photos by Beth MacBlane, MyRWA, 2013.
Slides (33, 34 & 35) Network map by WSSS Team, 2013.
Slide (40) Photo by WSSS Team, 2013. Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future Est. 1972 Introductions - Background - Empowerment - Future Questions? Photo by Nolan Nicaise "...to provide the interdisciplinary perspectives and tools to manage water-related problems around the world." Tri-City Community Action Program (Tri-CAP)
Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE) Key Interviews Beth Debski, Malden Redevelopment Authority
John Preotle, Rivers Edge
Jeff Nangle, P.E., L.S.P
Dr. Richard Beinecke, Suffolk University Current Capacity Website Use as educational tool
Encourage public input through forum
Photo contest
Calendar to include all Malden River events Engage civic groups Facebook
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