ARLINGTON VISION 2020
ENVIRONMENT TASK GROUP - RESERVOIR COMMITTEE
GOALS FOR THE ARLINGTON RESERVOIR
Monday, May 6, 2002 Arlington's Town Meeting approved the following Selectmen's recommendation:
"That the Town hereby endorses the goals for the Arlington Reservoir area as recommended by the Reservoir Committee of the Vision 2020 Environmental Task Group and
Vision 2020 Standing Committee, calculated to protect the ecosystem of the Arlington
Reservoir area. In particular, the Town supports the following goals for the Arlington Reservoir and its role within the Mystic River Watershed:
Water Quality: To attain and maintain, in an ecologically sensitive manner, the
appropriate water quality standard.
- Water Management: To manage the Reservoir and its drainage to minimize downstream
flooding, support wildlife habitat, and allow recreational uses.
Flora and Fauna: To protect and enhance the health and diversity of native plants and wildlife consistent with protecting public safety and recreational uses.
Public Use and Open Space: To promote and enhance public access for passive and
active recreational uses while maintaining and protecting the unique natural setting
of the Reservoir.
Public Awareness: To enhance awareness of the ecological, economic, recreational, and esthetic values of the Arlington Reservoir and its setting."