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It’s New to You – SWAP

Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) will hold another “It’s New To You” SWAP on Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 10 am to 1 pm at Breakheart Reservation.

SAVE, the Friends of Breakheart, and DCR have joined together once again to help keep still-usable items out of the waste stream.  This free, no-money event will be held in conjunction with BREAKHEART’S FALL FESTIVAL and is open to one and all.    Feel free to bring usable items in good condition to the swap, or simply come by and browse – you may find something you can use.

Again, this is a FREE event, no money, just a simple swap.  You can bring items or take items, you do not have to do both.  Bring usable items in good condition to the SWAP, typically those things you no longer want but that are too good to throw away, and perhaps find a treasure or two to take home with you.  (Please, we ask that you do not bring items that require special disposal.)

Residents are also encouraged to bring your worn-out sneakers or athletic shoes (any brand) for drop-off in our recycling bin for the Nike Reuse-a-Shoe program.  The donated shoes will be ground up and purified to become a material called Nike Grind.  The material will eventually become part of sports surfacing products ranging from basketball and tennis courts to fitness flooring and safety playground surfacing.  This is an easy way for each of us to continue our recycling efforts and further reduce our carbon footprint. 

For more information about the SWAP, please contact Ann at adevlin@aisle10.net.  You can also visit our websites at www.saugussave.com or on our Facebook page.

Mark your calendar.  CELEBRATE FALL FESTIVAL AND HELP SAVE THE PLANET BY CONTINUING TO RECYCLE.   Stop by at the Breakheart Christopher P. Dunne Visitors Center, 177 Forest Street, Saugus, on September 24th.  And remember, as we move toward  ZERO  WASTE: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!

SAVE Membership Application Form


To Join:

Please complete the form above and mail to:

Treasurer Carol A. Chelf, 99 Edgelawn Ave. Unit 1 North

Andover, MA 01845.

with your check made payable to: SAVE, Saugus

Dues are $10.00 for first adult family member, $5.00 each for

additional adult family members, and $1.00 each for students.

If you have any questions, please contact Ann Devlin at adevlin@aisle10.net


Why Join?

To be part of a long-established community group working to improve

Saugus. “Think globally, act locally” the current mantra for global

warming solutions, describes well our past and continuing actions.

SAVE members have, among other projects, helped establish

curbside recycling in Saugus, conserved historic and environmentally

sensitive land on Vinegar Hill, and established a scholarship for

local students entering a field of study that benefits the environment

and preserves the philosophy of SAVE.

As a member you will meet others with similar goals. Do as much as

you like, or just support our activities with your name and dues.

SAVE is committed to encouraging and supporting local, state and

national legislation that promotes, establishes, and expands programs

for solid waste management based on “reduce, reuse, and recycle”,

so that each day we get closer to the goal of ‘zero waste’.

SAVE supports:

– the preservation and protection of all natural resources, particularly

our wetlands.

– national/state/local legislation to reduce or eliminate pollution

– the careful, long-range planning of remaining open space in town.

– laws to protect and preserve all sites of historic interest to Saugus.

HOT OFF THE PRESS: SAVE Recognized for Grant by Town Manager, Scott Crabtree

“Saugus Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and the Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) are pleased to announce that the town has been awarded a $2,000 grant through the Essex National Heritage Area’s 2016 Partnership Grant Program to design, fabricate, and install two interpretive panels at Vinegar Hill.” 

To read more click HERE 

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SAVE’s Annual Earth Day Event 2016 – April 30th

Join the Saugus Tree Committee and SAVE as we celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day 2016 with our Spring Tree Maintenance and Planting at the Saugus Tree Farm on Saturday, April 30th from 9:00 – 3:00 – (stay as long or as short as you like).   Located off Jasper Street, Saugus.

The Tree Committee needs your help, and this is a great project for students to complete community service as a graduation requirement.
People are advised to wear work clothes and bring some work gloves, a hat, boots (as it may be muddy, and sunscreen/bug spray. If you have trowels, shovels or hoes, please bring them along. (light refreshments provided)

Call 781-233-5717 for info

When Apr 30, 2016
from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Where driveway entrance is between 25 and 27 Auburn St.

DIRECTIONS to Tree Farm: take Jasper Street (off Central Street) then take a right, which is Cross Street (the sign says “to Auburn Street”). Bear left onto Auburn Street. The walk-through driveway is between 25 and 27 Auburn St. (Pioneer Sales Building), then walk down the driveway to right of building, over railroad tracks and follow dirt road to tree farm.

Essex Heritage 2016 Partnership Grant Recipient Announcement

We are pleased to announce that SAVE has been selected as one of 20 local organizations to be recipients of the Essex Heritage 2016 Partnership Grants.
“April 14, 2016 – The Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage), in keeping with its long tradition of supporting the region’s unique cultural heritage, announced the 2016 Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program recipients at the Commission’s Spring Meeting in Newburyport on April 14. Over the next year, the 20 grant recipients will be working to implement a diverse range of educational, interpretive, and preservation projects throughout Boston’s North Shore.
“We recognize the importance of supporting local organizations” said Annie Harris, Essex Heritage CEO, “and we are proud that we are able to award twenty partnership grants this year – not only in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Congressional Act that designated the Essex National Heritage Area but also because we know that this seed money greatly impacts the region by leveraging more investments in Essex County.”

SAVE/Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment
Vinegar Hill in Saugus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its association with Native Americans dating as far back as 8,000 B.C. In addition, legend holds that in 1658 pirates made camp there to avoid capture by British soldiers. More recently, Vinegar Hill, with its picturesque views of Boston, was rescued from development by the nonprofit organization Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment or SAVE. In an effort to increase public awareness regarding the existence and history of this important yet unknown parcel of open space, SAVE will utilize Essex Heritage grant funding to design, fabricate, and install two interpretive panels at the site.