Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Restoring Burnham's Field
Key components of the Burnham's Field Restoration Project include:
• Improved lighting to increase accessibility and to better monitor the park;
• A water playground to be utilized during the summer months;
• Freshly planted trees to provide shade for spectators; and
• Neighborhood gardens to be used for the planting of flowers, fruits, vegetables and other plants.
The funding that is offered through the Natural Resource Damages Assessment and Restoration Program is a result of an order by the Suffolk Superior Court on March 10, 2010 requiring the distribution of approximately $747,000 in surplus funds from the closure of the Rubinchuk landfill in Middleton. The program offers a competitive process for Essex County communities for the construction of community gardens and neighborhood parks that have suffered disproportionate environmental degradation.
Posted below are some photos taken of Saturday’s announcement.
Posted by Bruce Tarr at 4:01 PM
Labels: Burnham's Field, Gloucester