Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, asf ollows:
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any funds received for the lease of the former Massachusetts Highway Department depot at Route 9 and Route 128 are hereby allocated for the completion of repairs to the Echo Bridge spanning the Charles River at the Hemlock Gorge. Said repairs shall be in accordance with plans previously prepared by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority for the repair of the Stone Barn in the Hemlock Gorge Reservation and in accordance with a plan developed for the Friends of Hemlock Gorge with funding from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Any funds remaining after the completion of repairs to the Echo Bridge shall be used for the acquisition of vacant, undeveloped land in Needham adjacent to the Hemlock Gorge Reservation.
THE RESTORATION OF ECHO BRIDGE.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is hereby authorized and directed to apply for funds under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Act for the purpose of completing the historic restoration of the Echo Bridge portion of the Sudbury aqueduct spanning the Charles River at the Hemlock Gorge Reservation.
ESTABLISH A PROGRAM FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
OF THE HEMLOCK GORGE RESERVATION.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, asf ollows: SECTION 1.
The Department of Environmental Management, the
Metropolitan District Commission, the University of Massachusetts
and other agencies as needed are authorized and directed to
establish a state program for the breeding of natural predators
of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and for the testing of the
ef - fectiveness of such predators at Hemlock Gorge Reservation
and other appropriate sites.
Whereas the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid threatens to destroy the hemlocks that are major features of many woodlands in Massachusetts:
Whereas chemical treatments to eliminate the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid are difficult and expensive to use:
Whereas tests of natural predators from the Hemlock Woolly
Adelgid's native Japan in Connecticut have been successful and whereas the breeding of the predators in captivity in sufficient quantities for wide distribution is costly;
Now therefore be it resolved that the Great and General Court of Massachusetts memorialize the Congress to appropriate sufficient funds for the protection of hemlocks by the breeding of predators of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in all interested states.
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