FAR Summer Ecology Camp Goes to Beacon Hill
On Friday August 5, campers visited the legislature to meet with several state lawmakers who represent citizens living near the Reservation. The campers planned to ask the representatives what is being done to improve water quality in Little Pond and Little River. Their trip coincided with the end of a busy legislative session, so the campers ended up meeting mostly with legislative aides. For many, this was their first time visiting the state capital! It was also a valuable lesson in civic engagement but youth felt that their questions were mostly unanswered. They remained hopeful that Little River would become a priority at the state house as the water quality has been a D- rating.