Mark Forest, candidate for Barnstable County Commissioner, announced today that he has been endorsed Clean Water Action, a national environmental organization that advocates for environmental protection.
“The protection of our water resources and drinking water supplies is critical for the health of our environment and our economy.” said Forest. “I am honored that a widely respected national organization such as Clean Water Action not only understands the importance of protecting our water resources but has endorsed my campaign.”
During his campaign for county commissioner, Forest has stated that Cape Cod has the potential to become an international center for innovative pollution clean up technologies and the development of jobs and new companies in this field. Years ago, Forest worked with county officials to create the Alternative Septic System Test Center at Joint Base Cape Cod, and seeks to expand the work of the center to create more innovative marine and water pollution control technologies.
In their endorsement, Clean Water Action cited Mark Forest's work on the clean up of pollution emanating from the Massachusetts Military Reservation and his successful work protecting the region’s marine environment, expanding public transportation and new renewable energy.
According to a statement from the Forest campaign, the candidate is also known for his work in establishing the 15,000-acre Upper Cape Water Supply Reserve, the largest local conservation initiative since the creation of the Cape Cod National Seashore, and his work with Congressman Gerry Studds in establishing the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge and the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Reserve (WBNERR).