WE REMEMBER: Save PFC Richard Moxley Field Protect Green Open Recreational Space

WE REMEMBER: Save PFC Richard Moxley Field Protect Green Open Recreational Space

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SAVE MOXLEY FIELD Protect Open Recreational Space started this petition to Town of Watertown MA 30 Common Street Watertown School Building Committee c/o School Commitee and

REMEMBERING PFC RICHARD MOXLEY:  This field was dedicated to PFC RIchard Moxley.  It isn't appropriate to tear up a memorial field to place modular units and parking for 100+ cars. For more information on PFC Richard Moxley, please visit: http://www.virtualwall.org/dm/MoxleyRS01a.htm

THE PROBLEM: A committee in Watertown has decided to place a temporary modular high school at Moxley Memorial Field in Watertown.  The field will be paved over to make way for the high school & parking spaces.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP: Please sign this new petition to save Moxley Field that will be sent to the Town of Watertown & the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA).  We will explore all available opportunities to keep Moxley Field as it is today.

PRESERVATION, NOT DEVELOPMENT: Community open, green space is socially valuable and important to our health and wellbeing.  Walkable neighborhoods, parks, and open green spaces draw people outside and strengthen community bonds. Taking Moxley Field will adversely impact the accessibility of open recreation space for children & families for years & makes no sense. Neither health experts nor environmentalists were consulted nor have they endorsed taking Moxley Field from our community.  The decision to take Moxley Field was rushed, and not fully thought out. Tell our elected officials they should be protecting our public fields & open spaces.  

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: By signing this petition, you can say "no" to the taking of Moxley Field.  Please ask your friends and neighbors to join this effort now by sharing this petition today.

WHY THIS MATTERS:  Moxley Field should be protected from development.  It is the busiest playing field in Watertown. Parents are told that the town will work on giving us a list of parks in neighboring towns for kids to play ball. Families rely on Moxley Field for recreation, health & wellbeing. 

BETTER OPTIONS:  Other options include using 1) old Hosmer Building, saving money and resources 2) ask business & civic leaders to help identify land/s that could be used, rather than simply looking at parks and town-owned land to site the temporary high school. Businesses have a stake in the future of this town, and we should ask for their input.

PLEASE GET INVOLVED: share this petition with your friends, family & neighbors today!

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