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Pittsfield to Enforce Park Vegetation Removal

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff

The Parks Commission meets Tuesday.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city will take a stronger stance against the removal of downed wood and vegetation from city parks.
 
After hearing from Jane Winn of Berkshire Environmental Action Team about illegal scavenging of downed wood at Burbank Park, Parks and Open Spaces Manager James McGrath on Tuesday said the department will address such actions with signage, education, and enforcement.
 
"We certainly want to get the word out that that is not acceptable," he said. 
 
Winn said she had witnessed at one point a person with two truck loads of downed wood from Burbank Park. When she approached him, she was told he had permission from "Conservation and Recreation." She said if he was referring to the state agency they have no jurisdiction over the park
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