(BOSTON)- State Representative Harold P. Naughton Jr. successfully gained House approval for the adoption of amendments to Environmental Bond Bill. The amendments will directly benefit the Worcester 12th District in environmental/resource protection and the investment in recreational assets. The bill expresses the Massachusetts legislature’s continued commitment to providing Massachusetts communities with the resources necessary to maintain their recreational and natural spaces and adapt to a changing climate. The towns of Clinton, Sterling, and Boylston are poised to receive a combined $2.5 million in bonded funds for the following projects:
- $1 million in funding for renovations and repairs to the Nashua River Embankment in the Town of Clinton
- $1 million in funding for maintenance and improvement of the town beach in the Town of Sterling
- $500,000 in funding for the maintenance and improvement of Newton Pond in the Town of Boylston
The projects cited in the amendments are intended to improve the overall condition of spaces and infrastructure related to the local environment.
“Towns in the Worcester 12th will have ability to maintain the places intended for recreational use and environmental protection,” said Representative Naughton. “I’m confident that these projects will yield positive benefits for both residents and visitors to the district and protect our community’s natural spaces.”
The bill currently awaits approval by the Senate.