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Heywood Meadow Stewardship Committee
HMSC Members

Joanne Gibson (Chair), Lola Chaisson, Susan Clark, Mary Clarke, Stan Lucks, Beverly Miller, Murray Nicolson, Sandy Smith, and Marian Thornton

HMSC Charge

Heywood Meadow holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Concord citizens.  Among various parties involved in working on plans for a new restroom/visitor center facility in conjunction with the restoration of Heywood Meadow, it was suggested that the NRC consider appointment of a “Heywood Meadow Stewardship Committee”, modeled in part on the successful Mattison Field Stewardship Committee.

The NRC discussed and endorsed the ideas at its July 19, 2000 meeting.  It is envisioned that the Heywood Meadow Stewardship Committee will assist and support the Commission in an advisory fashion with respect to decisions about the management and future of the Heywood Meadow.

The Committee’s initial charges are:

1.      Develop a proposal for NRC consideration for restoration/landscaping for the Heywood Meadow (both sides of Heywood Street, including Lot 3).
2.      Consider what approvals are necessary from applicable Town Boards to move forward with these plans (BOS, NRC, HDC, etc.).
3.      Work with the NRC, Town Manager, and Town staff to submit plans for needed approvals.
4.      Work with the NRC and Town staff to submit appropriate grant applications for restoration (important deadlines in October) and potential long-term maintenance.
5.      Once the Lot 3 land has been transferred to the care of the NRC, assist and advise the NRC and staff in carrying out restoration.
6.      In support of the NRC’s care and oversight of Town conservation lands, act as long-term stewards of the meadow in the future.

Calendar 2014 Meeting Dates
All meetings will be held at 141 Keyes Road, First Floor Meeting Room, except as noted
  • January 15, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
  • February 13, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
  • March 20, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
  • April 10, 2014, 9:00 a.m.*
  • May 15, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
  • June 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
  • July 10, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
  • August 14, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
  • September 11, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
  • October 9, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
  • November 18, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
  • December 11, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
* The April 10 meeting will be held on Heywood Meadow, 150 Lexington Road

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