Representative Timilty files bill to protect Fowl Meadow

by Frank Schroth

Representative Walter Timilty has filed a bill to protect Fowl Meadow part of the Blue Hills Reservation off Brush Hill Road. The proposed Mill Creek Development is in proximity to Fowl Meadow, an area of critical environmental concern. The bill would prevent development “within 1000 feet of that portion of the Town of Milton and the Town of Canton, the so-called Fowl Meadow, or any land abutting Fowl Meadow which development shall negatively impact this unique area encompassing upland open meadows, pristine wetlands and mature woods.

A hearing is scheduled for 03/19/2013 from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM in A-2 of the State House.

Following is the full text. You can learn more here.

Notwithstanding any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, no development shall be permitted within 1000 feet of that portion of the Town of Milton and the Town of Canton, the so-called Fowl Meadow, or any land abutting Fowl Meadow which development shall negatively impact this unique area encompassing upland open meadows, pristine wetlands and mature woods. Negative impact shall be determined to be a change of grade, re-routing or changing water flow, draining wetlands or altering the topography such that rare and/or endangered species shall not have the ability to inhabit two or more of the portions of the unique areas named herein.