Whistleblowers to Receive River Stewardship Award
Join the Saugus River Watershed Council in honoring Brady Howard and Octavio Frietas as they receive our River Stewardship Award for their role as 'whistleblowers' in the case which resulted in a $7.5 million settlement by the Massachusetts Attorney General's office against Wheelabrator to resolve allegations of environmental violations at their waste incineration facilities in Saugus and other locations in Massachusetts earlier this year.
According to the settlement reached last May, Wheelabrator Saugus allegedly failed to properly treat ash prior to disposal, allowed ash to be released through a hole in the roof of their Saugus facility, emptied contaminated wastewater into wetlands, and failed to report spilling 8,000 gallons of ash sludge into their parking lot and wetlands that are part of the Rumney Marshes Area of Critical Environmental Concern.
The Awards will be presented at the Saugus River Watershed Council's annual meeting and dinner on Wednesday, November 16th at the Hilltop Steakhouse in Saugus. For more information, see article below or register online now
|Local Authors Alison Simcox and Doug Heath to Present "Images of Lake Quannapowitt" |
Alison Simcox and SRWC Vice President Doug Heath will be keynote speakers at the Saugus River Watershed Council's Annual Meeting and Dinner on Wednesday, November 16th at the Hilltop Steakhouse in Saugus. Simcox and Heath will provide a lively narration along with historic photos and images from their new book, Images of Lake Quannapowitt. The book chronicles the unique history of Lake Quannapowitt. The authors will also be on hand to sign copies of the book for guests interested in purchasing them at the annual meeting.
Register Now for
SRWC Annual Meeting and Dinner
Wednesday, 16 November, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Hilltop Steakhouse, Route 1 South, Saugus
Please join Saugus River Watershed Council members and friends for our annual meeting and dinner on Wednesday, November 16th at the Hilltop Steakhouse in Saugus. This year's event will inlcude exciting awards, keynote speakers, and an update about the Council's programs and accomplishments. This event is open to the public.
Admission is $25 per person including a delicious dinner buffet featuring sirloin tips, baked scrod, chicken parmigiana, roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables, salad, fruit, rolls, chocolate cake, coffee and tea. Cash bar available.
Please register online at www.saugusriver.org
. RSVP required. For more information, contact the Saugus River Watershed Council at 781-233-5046 or firstname.lastname@example.org