We feel extremely proud of our two years of work on Brady’s Island. Framed and posted in the kiosk are descriptions of the work we did and the horticulture we uncovered and acknowledged. With the same passion for beauty that we applied with our tools, generations before us planted special trees. The Brady Family started it all, leaving us with remnants of their lilacs, blueberry bushes and apple trees.

The conservation commission decided again on May 3 that the infringement on the wetlands was “egregious,” and they extended the stop work order another six months to allow for growback. Wetlands protection is to be respected. However, neither they nor the department of natural resources offered any explanation of their words. They had seen photos that we never saw. Tree committee directors have walked the land to ascertain the “egregious” violations and only saw vista pruning and unpaved, pedestrian pathways, both allowed even in a protected buffer zone, within the discretion of the commissioners.

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