12th Annual “Walk for a New Spring”
Part of a 50-day walk from Leverett, MA to Washington, D.C.
Cape Cod: Sunday, Feb 23, 2013
10:00am — Walkers gather at Bourne Bridge
6:00pm — Community Potluck at West Falmouth Friends Meetinghouse (Quakers), 572 West Falmouth Hwy (Rte 28A)
Plymouth: Sunday, Feb 24, 2013
2:00pm — Walkers gather at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to chant and drum, sending a “change of spirit” toward the plant. An 8-mile walk to the First Parish Church in downtown Plymouth (19 Town Square, Plymouth, MA) will start around 2:30pm.
5:30–8:00pm — Potluck and Program at First Parish Church, Plymouth. Charmaine White Face, an Ogalala Sioux (founder and coordinator of Defenders of the Black Hills) will speak about the impact of uranium mining on native lands, “America’s Chernobyl,” and a nuclear-free future.
Organizers are concerned about the forecast for bad weather, and have stated that in case of poor conditions the walk will be cancelled, but the events at the First Parish Church will go on. Those who do walk are expected use their own judgement about safety if the weather is inclement.
Local residents are invited to attend all events. There is no parking on Rocky Hill Road, and those who wish to walk are advised to park at “Bert’s” or The Lobster Pound and arrange to be shuttled to the origin of the walk.