Prescribed Burn Today!

FIRE WARNING!

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CROCKER NECK CONSERVATION AREA

PRESCRIBED BURN SCHEDULED

* WEATHER PERMITTING*

Wednesday June 27, 2018

When: Scheduled from 9:00AM to 5:00PM

PLEASE KEEP YOUR DISTANCE FROM BURN AREA

WHERE CONTRACTORS ARE WORKING

Why: This type of controlled prescribed fire management promotes fresh growth of new plants, provides habitat and foraging opportunities for local wildlife, and also serves as wildfire prevention and refuge for people caught in between a wildfire event. Surrounding neighborhoods are protected by reducing the chance of wildfire in Crocker Neck by conducting these low burning controlled fires on a regular basis.

See Map of Area HERE

Darcy Karle, Conservation Administrator

darcy.karle@town.barnstable.ma.us    P 508-862-4093

Cotuit Fire Department will be issuing a reverse 911 notice!

UPDATE: June 28,2018 

The prescribed burn at Crocker Neck yesterday was successful. Twenty-two acres were treated by reducing forest floor fuels for potential wildfire risk!

There were 5 staff from NE-FFM, 5 crew members from the Mass DCR fire district (free service), and 2 from Cotuit fire conducting the burn.

The costs will be reimbursed through the Mass Wildlife 2018 Habitat Management grant award to Barnstable Conservation.

Public Hearings to Allow or Ban Retail/Cultivation of Marijuana

View Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission HERE

View Information Received 3/22/18 from Barnstable Town Attorney HERE

View Information Received 3/22/18 from Barnstable Finance Director HERE

 

Update: Following the June 25, 2018 hearing, the Planning Board has kept open and continued the Public Hearing on these 2 items until their July 9, 2018 meeting.

Update: The Barnstable Town Council has referred two Agenda items to the Planning Board for public hearings on Monday June 25, 2018.

Item 2018-159, proposing to prohibit non-medical marijuana establishments town-wide, sponsored by Council President Steinhilber.

Item 2018-163, proposing to create a Cannabis Overlay District and regulations for establishing and operating marijuana establishments, sponsored by Councilors Beedenbender, Cullum, and Schnepp.

View Agenda Items and Maps HERE

Overview of the process may be found HERE