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Silver Maple Forest

Benefit Concert & Forum

Sponsor: Friends of Alewife Reservation

Cosponsors: Social Justice Committee at the Temple, and Environmental Committee at First Parish, Cambridge

May 30, Tuesday, 6:30 - 10:00 pm

Temple Beth El, 2 Concord Ave   —   border of Belmont and Cambridge
free parking, handicapped accessible, refreshments served


Forum 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Silver Maple Floodplain Forest in the Urban Wild


The Future of Our Urban Forests —
A Case Study of the Belmont Uplands

Charles Katuska, Restoration Ecologist
EA Engineering, Science and Technology

Ecological Reasons Why We Should Preserve the Uplands
Patrick Fairbairn
Senior Ecologist, Normandeau Associates

Uplands — A Rare New England
Urban Wild Ecosystem

Dr. David Morimoto
Director, Natural Science & Mathematics Dept,
Lesley University

Belmont’s Historic Uplands
Jane Sherwin, Local Historian

Legal Issues Raised by Latest Proposal
for Exploiting the Uplands

Michael Baram, Professor of Environmental Law
Boston University Law School

Losing a Wildlife Refuge in
Belmont's Own Backyard?

Virginia Fuller,

President emeritus New England Wildlife


Peter Alden, author of Audubon Society Field Guide to New England; EcoTour leader.

Concert 8:30 - 10:00 pm

New England's

Reunion Bluegrass Band


Local players formerly with

Southern Rail, Don Stover,

Joe Val & New England Bluegrass Boys,
and Hazel Dickens.


Richard Brown — mandolin, Monroe-style

Dave Dillon — rhythm guitar and lead singer

Margaret Gerteis — acoustic bass, solid rhythm

Lauck Benson — banjo, Scruggs style

Art Schatz — fiddle, strong traditional influences


The band, which has been around since 2002, takes its name from the fact that its members have played together off and on and in various configurations for over 30 years.



$10 donation requested

for more legal help to protect the Uplands

More information:

617 661-1730