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Dogtown Advisory Committee

The mission of the Dogtown Advisory Committee (DAC) is to assist Cape Ann municipalities in developing and undertaking a comprehensive restoration, management, and stewardship plan for Dogtown.

With its diverse landscapes and habitats, historical and archaeological features, open space and recreational opportunities, and critical role as the watershed for our water supply, Dogtown is a unique and irreplaceable natural resource and cultural heritage. We believe that Dogtown should be permanently preserved, protected, and maintained for the public benefit.

The DAC will undertake but not be limited to the following activities:

  • Review and evaluate past and present data and recommendations for Dogtown to develop a comprehensive plan for fulfilling the mission.
  • Define and map the boundaries of Dogtown Common and Greater Dogtown, including the status of all parcels and jurisdictions, and update trail maps.
  • Coordinate activities among municipalities and private sector organizations on behalf of Dogtown, for example: to improve security; maintain fire roads, trails, and signs; restore landscapes; and preserve cultural and historical features.
  • Apply for grants and develop revenue streams to support conservation, preservation, restoration, and education projects in Dogtown for the use and enjoyment of future generations.
  • Research and disseminate information about Dogtown to residents and visitors through public outreach, and develop programs and opportunities for educational experiences and recreational activities.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meeting.
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Meeting results are available, following approval.
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The DAC is an ad hoc committee with a fluid membership including both core members and liaison members from other committees, communities, and organizations that have a stake in the future of Dogtown. Membership is by invitation or interest, but meetings—at 7pm on the third Wednesday of each month in City Hall— are open to everyone.

Last Name
First Name
E-Mail Telephone
Carlotto Mark 978-281-6908
DAC Chair
Friends of Dogtown
Crowley Charles 978-282-9532

Open Space & Recreation
Mann Noel 978-283-4778
Open Space & Recreation
Holland Nick 617-233-7332 Cape Ann Trail Stewards
Dunn Cindy 978-764-8850 Attorney
McKown Robert Contractor
Gilman Val 978-621-4682 Ward Councilor
 Enos Dina   978-283-9381    
 Stillman Herb   603-387-1634    
Lepionka Mary Ellen 978-283-1531    Gloucester Historical Commission
 Becker Ed 978-768-7241    Essex County Greenbelt
 Devaney Mary      New England Forestry Foundation
 Mikus Tom        Rockport Rights of Way Committee
 Tarr Ted 978-546-2226    Walking Cape Ann

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