It’s good there’s nothing on the town calendar today because I literally don’t have time to put together a proper Buzz!!
Quick news bites
Pride flag goes missing, is recovered
There was a little kerfuffle about Havoc’s Pride bandana last night. It was reported missing in the evening after being present all day until at least 2pm. It was found and replaced on Havoc. It’s unclear as of yet if this was an intentional act or it somehow blew off. I can’t speculate at all, but I do hope more information comes to light one way or another.
How is climate change affecting flooding in our town? How can we mitigate it?
There’s a public listening session coming up next Wednesday on the Vine Brook Watershed and Urban Heat Island Assessment. (Say that three times fast!)
Most of us have seen firsthand the increased water in basements and backyards and everywhere else in recent years - and there is likely to be more with the progression of climate change. This project’s objectives were to find nature-based solutions to mitigate the flooding and subsequent damage due to urban flooding. Read more in the attached flyer.
Cops & Cars Saturday on the Common
According to the Town website, Retired Police Sgt. Bernie Schipelliti calls the event “a classic car show [where] members of the Police Department attend and interact with car owners and the people who are there to look at the cars.” Proceeds from car entrance fees will go to local charities such as People Helping People.
Open House at Francis Wyman House Tomorrow
Details can be found at the Burlington Historical Society Facebook page. Sounds fun!
Not going to miss this two weeks in a row!
Disclaimer: I am a math teacher, and I do not endorse this message. But it is funny 😂
Alright, that’s all she (I mean, I) wrote.
See you tomorrow,
Hi Nicci! That looks like a diablo ninebark, physocarpus opulifolius. It's native! Just fyi, The deadline for ordering a discounted rain barrel through the town program is 6/15/22.
Climate change is a convenient excuse for flooding in Burlington. The more likely suspect is the increased amount of development which has led to more and more impervious surfaces such as large area roofs and parking lots. During rainy periods the collected water is delivered into the local drainage system and is subsequently delivered into the Great Meadow, Vine brook and other wetland areas.