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ConCom endorses state proposal



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Sturbridge Conservation Agent Erin Jacque kneels to remove a plant from its container as she helps Tantasqua students with their erosion control project along Hamant Brook Thursday. Courtesy photo. (click for larger version)
June 08, 2009
STURBRIDGE — The Conservation Commission voted Thursday to support the State Department of Fish and Wildlife's Hamant Brook Restoration Plan.

The Commission voted 3-2 to endorse the heavily debated plan, but will remain vigilant of the state agency's progress throughout the entire process.

"They would have to come before us for a bazillion things," said Chairman of the Conservation Commission David Barnicle, explaining that by endorsing the proposal, they are merely allowing the study phase to begin, to see what, if any, funds are available for the project and that the state department would be working closely with the Commission on all major issues that may come up.

"All of this is really structured," Barnicle said. "There's lot of check points," he added, indicating additional public meetings will be held during the planning process.

See Monday's Southbridge Evening News for complete coverage.

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Janines Frostee
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