Plymouth: Whistleblowers: South Ponds Preserve & Why we need a management plan
This page is documenting violations of the Wetlands Protection Act, Town Wetlands Protection Bylaw and Conservation Restriction that Division of Fish and Wildlife is responsible for enforcing on the Town Forest in Plymouth. The Town is violating the CR and the state is doing nothing. In fact, it is trying to WEAKEN the CR. More information on that is on this page.
Join our whistleblower effort! Send any photos or records you have to: environmentwatchsoutheasternma at gmail.com
August 17, 2022: violations continued the past two weeks. On 8/17/22 at about 7 p.m. fishing boat with gas engines go on the pond. The CR allows electric engines only. Harbormaster called. No signs say “no gas motors.”
August 4, 9:59 p.m. Illegal fire near aqueduct. Reported to Plymouth Fire Dept. and extinguished.
July 27, 2022-Wednesday. Erosion from Drew Road to Little South Pond in the Town Forest. This has been ongoing since 2020 when illegal parking on Drew Road eroded the road banking. Violation of Wetlands Protection Act, Conservation Restriction.
July 23, 2022-Sunday
Report of ATV’s accessing Little South Pond/Drew Road beach via the Town DPW water supply well site on Rocky Pond Road. ATV tracks observed on Little South Pond beach.
Police called, “too busy” to address report of about 20 people swimming in Little South Pond and using blow up flotation devices; cars illegally parked along Drew Road.
More to come…
2020: Photos of destruction, Little South Pond, Town Forest
more to come