Skip to main content

Coffee & Conversation: Environmental Issues in and around Douglas

The Douglas Democratic Town Committee will host “Coffee & Conversation” on Saturday, April 8 starting at 10 am in the Resource Room of the Douglas Municipal Center.
The topic for this “Coffee & Conversation” will be the environment,” explained Committee Chair Lisa Mosczynski. “We want to encourage conversations on various topics at both the macro and micro levels. We hear about the polar ice caps melting and that is both distant and an enormous problem that we feel we can do little about. But right here in our back yards there are significant environmental issues we might not know about but that we can impact. For instance, does Douglas zoning by-laws protect us against the importing of toxic soils so we don’t find ourselves in circumstances like Uxbridge? Are folks aware that a fracked natural gas power plant proposed for Burrillville and just a couple of miles from the Douglas line would be the largest in New England? What impacts would those emissions have on us? And lastly, are we prepared to deal with the gypsy moth caterpillar infestation if we again have an unusually dry spring?”
We encourage Douglas residents to join us for coffee and to engage in discussions about these and other environmental issues.