SANDWICH — The Sierra Club and several other citizens action groups are hosting a rally Monday protesting the planned machine gun range at Joint Base Cape Cod.
The rally, titled “Cape in the Crosshairs,” will begin at 11 a.m. on the grounds of the Forestdale Elementary School, 151 Route 130, and continue at 11:30 a.m. at the school entrance. Masks and social distancing are mandatory.
The Massachusetts Army National Guard’s plan to create the machine gun range has drawn criticism over concerns that it will adversely affect the Upper Cape water supply. Opponents also have spoken out against plans to clear away 170 acres of forest on the base to support the project.