In late March, Arlington’s beloved breeding female bald eagle died due to SGARs poisoning despite the valiant efforts of the New England Wildlife Center. The day after MK died, hundreds of people gathered on the green in front of the Cyrus Dalin Museum in Arlington at SAW’s open invitation. From there, we marched on Mass Avenue to Town Hall and made our position on SGARs unequivocally clear.
That so many showed up with such short notice on damp, chilly weekday evening to demand change from our state legislators, not only speaks volumes about the impact MK had on so many lives. It is also testament to the public outcry against the widespread use of harmful pesticides.