During the (June 20) Plymouth Master Plan kickoff meeting, the turnout of Plymouth residents was significant. A majority of the goals voiced by attendees focused on safeguarding our drinking water and preventing reckless development.

Currently, Plymouth’s water quality has greatly deteriorated, as verified by the EWG Tap Water Database. The quality of our drinking water is under threat due to the lack of enforcement of sand and gravel regulations. Plymouth hosts more than 20 mining sites, including locations such as industrial park sites on Route 3, Long Pond Road, Bourne Road, and Redbrook. Details of these sites can be found at sandwarssoutheasternma.org.

How can we justify permitting sand mining when it jeopardizes our environment and quality of life?

It is imperative that we strengthen and enforce our bylaws designed to protect our residents and community. We must not allow reckless development to degrade our community. We look forward to taking steps toward enhancing the Community Driven Master Plan and addressing the desires of Plymouth residents.

Chloe Yu

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