Next Thursday, the MA Public Health Council will meet to vote on the DPH staff recommendation to approve the BCH's ill-conceived expansion project. This vote represents the final regulatory hurdle for the hospital and a very significant moment in our efforts to preserve the Prouty Garden for future generations.
Please join our RALLY on the sidewalk directly in front of the MA State House on Beacon Street in Boston from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 20th.
WE NEED YOU! We need as many Prouty Garden supporters as possible to show the state that Prouty matters, and that the will of the people is to find a way to save it, even as that means sending BCH back to the drawing board to come up with a more responsible expansion plan.
After the rally, we will march to the Public Health Council meeting at 250 Washington Street.
Please RSVP to our Facebook event if you can make it:
And please feel free to invite your friends from the FB event page! We will have signs, flyers, and buttons for all volunteers. All are welcome.
This event will be co-hosted by our new sister organization, REACH Boston. REACH Boston is dedicated to ensuring that any expansion plan approved for Children’s Hospital heeds the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ health care cost containment goals, serves the needs of primarily Massachusetts patients and families, and preserves the Hospital’s half-acre natural therapeutic space – Prouty Garden, a national model for hospital healing gardens.
On REACH Boston's website (www.reachboston.com), you will find important documents, legal developments, and media coverage regarding the citizen groups that have formed over the past several months to challenge the proposed BCH project.