About the Event
5K Run/Walk to benefit Clean Water Fund, Aveda’s local Earth Month Partner in Massachusetts and across New England. The race is 9-noon on Sunday April 24.
Jog or walk the lovely 3.1 miles around the Wachusett Reservoir (strollers allowed, but must begin last). The race will begin in front of West Boylston High School and finish in front of the playground. This will be a fun, family event with music, light snacks and special mini salon/spa experiences. In addition, we will be selling raffle tickets and Earth Month swag. Hope you can join us and help keep our water clean!
Register here and get more info on race logistics
Michael and Noelle live in Timnath.
Here is their story:
"We moved our family here last year and by March, we found out that they were doing seismic testing. I - along with a group of concerned neighbors - began to wonder if hydraulic fracturing was being planned in our community. That March I attended a town meeting and asked the Mayor and town council for public hearings regarding the oil and gas activity. The Mayor said that the council was aware of the testing and assured me that there would be further discussion with residents of the town regarding any future development.
This is their story:
"The activity of the fracking industry has impacted my entire family.
We have frequently noticed foul smells when we open our back door to go outside. When the rigs are going, the lights illuminate our entire back patio, our master bedroom, and the backside of our house. The light from flares burning also shine into our home when they are going at night. I can no longer sit on the back porch to enjoy the peace and quiet, all that I see or hear is a fracking rig.
Carl lives in Greeley.
This is his story:
"Nobody wants semis driving down your neighborhood street, but that's what we have here.
Our town has been completely changed by fracking. My neighbors have been displaced, my community has been turned upside down, and fracking wells have been built all over the place. This area has a lot of seniors, students, and handicapped individuals, and we've all been impacted. This is my home, and my neighbors and I deserve to have a say when our safety and quality of life is disrupted."
Learn more at www.frackingfrontlines.com.