A proposal to rescind the right of appeal of DEP Wetlands decisions by any 10 citizens was put forth by the Patrick administration in August 2007 as part of a plan to streamline the DEP appeals process. The Sippewissett Association sent a letter in opposition. Additionally, members sent a letter to the editor of the Falmouth Enterprise and provided input for an article on this subject published by the Enterprise. In September 2007 as a result of input from concerned parties the Patrick administration dropped this proposal from the plan.
The Beebe Woods Management Team (BWMT) was appointed by the Falmouth Conservation Commission in 2004 to develop a management plan for Falmouth's largest Town-owned conservation area. The team was composed largely of Sippewissett Association members. While the primary impetus for establishing the BWMT was the Town's concern with implementing a wildland fire preparedness plan for Beebe Woods, other important management issues were studied at the same time. The BWMT delivered a draft plan in early 2007 and its final plan in July 2007. Recommendations were made concerning approximately 30 issues with appointment of a land manager considered a priority. View the Beebe Woods Management Plan here .
The Sippewissett Association membership encompasses 14 subdivisions bordering on the 2.8 mile-long Sippewissett Road, plus homes built directly along Sippewissett Road. We intend to publish short histories and commentaries on each of the subdivisions in our newsletters. Links to the already-published articles follow.
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