Signing this petition will show state organizations, and legislators that we care about our health and depend on places, such as parks, as sanctuaries to heal ourselves rather than taxing our overburdened health system. Additionally, this sends a signal that we, in the state of Massachusetts, value the unique legacy of the forefathers of the Commonwealth.
Since I was a child, I knew that Parks were places of healing. Over the past few years, the lovely smell of pine occasionally turns to cigarette smoke. To my surprise, smoking is not banned in Massachusetts State Parks, even though fires are. I am advocating that "no fires" includes smoking. …Read More