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Hi, so my mother owns 3 acres of property that is backed by about 27 acres of wetlands that is owned by the guy at the end of the street. This guy has solar fields all over the area. He is planning on filling these wetlands and clearing the whole 27 acres of woods to build a solar field. I have confirmed that this is a breeding site for Ambystoma Jeffersonianum. I have also found spadefoot toads on the land. These two species are protected by the massachusetts endangered species act. Any advice on how i can stop this from happening?? They have already marked all the trees in the forest to be cutdown and have drove a tractor through it before even getting official approval for the project.



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Try to call your local DEC?

http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/mas...bout/contacts/

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I can totally sympathise with you. We have this here but for housing developments. It doesn't help with Trump thinking that coal is king giving the go ahead to drain wetlands and allow toxic effluent into the water system. You could do your bit and create some of your own wetland.



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I would coll your state's Department of Natural Resources, or Fish and Game, or whatever it's called in your state. At the very least, they should be able to point you in the right direction.



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