Did you miss the MPA Spring Social? Too bad! The day began with coffee and juice and freshly made donuts and danish from N & J’s of Oxford’s as well as some mudslide brownies and other fancy pastries from BJ’s Wholesale Club and lots of smiles and greetings in the Dining Hall of the YMCA Camp Blanchard facility.
This year the Social took a serious tone with less talk and more learning about the steps the MPA took this spring to get our dam closed with the flashboards put in May 13th – two months later than usual. The President reported on the conversations, emails and meetings between the officers and directors and with the dam owner, state agencies and officials and the Town Administrators and other town department heads and personnel.
The members in attendance were also asked to look at the long term – a ballot vote was taken as to the next option we would formally pursue to avoid low waterlevels in the future.
To end the meeting, Donna Williams of the Blackstone River Coalition spoke of the groups initiatives, Manchaug Ponds’s water test results as a tributary feeding the Blackstone and ways towns and individuals can help clean up our waterways.
Also, MPA clothing was on sale with the 40th anniversary hats still available. There is talk of ordering more products! Any requests? Personnally my hooded sweatshirt with the large MPA on the back is beat and the fleece vests sold before I purchased one!