|Creating the Future
Do you know something about birds, butterflies, wild plants or animals?
Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge with others?
Are you a photographer?
Do you like to write?
Are you a whiz at research?
An idea person?
A natural born leader?
Whatever your skills or passions, WREN can use your help. There is much which can be done to help preserve the Cummings Estate. If you would like to help protect the environmental resources of this area for generations to come, contact
- Sally Ryken
- Write to Mayor Menino and Attorney General Martha Coakley and tell them in
no uncertain terms that to break Mary's Trust would be a travesty of
Ms. Martha Coakley
Massachusetts Attorney General
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
Email Attorney General Martha Coakley: email@example.com
Mr. Thomas M. Menino
Mayor of Boston
1 City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA 02201
Email Mayor Thomas M. Menino: Mayor@cityofboston.gov
- Tell all your friends about Mary's Trust and ask them to write
letters. Or ask if they simply want to be put on the contact list for
- If you go for a walk through Mary's land, ask anyone you see if they
are aware that Boston is trying to break the trust and sell the land.
Ask if they would like to help prevent the sale or simply be kept
informed. Email their contact information to Cath Moore at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Email your contact information to Cath Moore at: email@example.com so that you can stay
- Volunteer your suggestions, your time, or your talents to the effort
to prevent the breaking of Mary's Trust.
- Cath Moore
Photo: On Saturday, March 11, 2006 a group of WREN members and friends, armed with trash bags, visited the Cummings Estate and picked up several bags of trash.
WREN members and volunteers from other towns have contributed countless hours to cleaning beer cans, old car parts, and
other trash from the Cummings Estate over the past year. The Woburn and Burlington Departments of Public Works have been
invaluable in helping to clear away the resulting bags and piles of debris. These efforts have helped to make the
Cummings Estate a beautiful place to visit, once again.
But people who use the estate continue to bring in new rubbish, and we can use your help to keep up with it. If you
visit the Cummings Estate, please bring a few empty grocery bags with you, and fill them up with any trash you see along
the trails. You can also move larger items like old tires, etc., close to the roads. Just drop an email to
WRENmail@yahoo.com, and we'll ask the DPW to help us by picking these items up.
- Sally Ryken
Sunday, March 12, 2006. A bathtub is removed from the Cummings Estate.
From left to right: Sally Ryken, Leslie Pappas, John Pappas and Rod Flynn. |
Sunday, March 26, 2006: Some of the trash hauled out of the Cummings Estate by John and Leslie Pappas included 4 tires, a bedframe, assorted car parts, a 9-foot section of guardrail, and a couple bags of trash (1 including rusted old car parts).
There is plenty of 'spring cleaning' left to do at the Cummings Estate. After all, it has taken years for this trash to accumulate. If you would like to lend a hand, contact WREN at WRENmail@yahoo.com