Bay Circuit Trail Hanson MA: Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area.
Burrage Pond is a property of the Mass. Division or Fisheries and Wildlife obtained and maintained in part from hunting and fishing license revenue.
The Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is 1625 acres of open water, marsh, Atlantic white cedar and red maple swamps and former cranberry bogs located on the border of Hanson and Halifax. It was purchased in 2002 by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife from the Northland Cranberry Company.
The area is managed for fisheries and wildlife habitats and open space. A management plan to protect, enhance and restore the varied natural habitats on the site is currently
The area that is now the Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area was originally known as the Great Cedar Swamp. The outlet from Monponsett Pond, known as Stump Brook or Herring Brook, was dammed for water power and created an artificial pond called Stump Pond.
In this area in 1905, industrialist Albert C. Burrage started digging peat for fuel and later developed cranberry bogs. The area was purchased by the United Cape Cod Cranberry Company from Hanson Cedar Company in 1931.
The area was later bought by Cumberland Farms, Inc. who developed some of the wetlands into more cranberry bogs between 1977 and 1990. These actions resulted in an enforcement action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The current USGS topographic maps and this WMA map still show wetlands in some of the areas that were developed into cranberry bogs. The property was eventually purchased by Northland Cranberry Company and known as Bog 18.
Visit To Hsi Li Temple Los Angeles, USA !
What to See at the Hsi Lai Temple
The largest Chinese temple in the United States, Hsi Lai Temple covers 15 acres. It is designed in accordance with Ming (1268-1644 AD) and Ching (1644-1911) dynasty Chinese architecture, and includes several traditional temple buildings, gardens and statuary. The buildings include: a pagoda, a large main shrine building, a bodhisattva shrine, classrooms, a tea room, garden, museum, vegetarian cafeteria, and gift shop. The official website provides an excellent map of the complex.
The main shrine is the most important building in the temple; it is dedicated to Sakyamuni, the historical Buddha. At the front of the shrine are three large Buddha statues: Sakaymuni Buddha in the center; Amitabha Buddha on the left; and the Medicine Buddha on the right. The latter two Buddhas are especially venerated in Pure Land Buddhism.
Across the courtyard, the Bodhisattva Hall contains statues of the five main bodhisattvas and is entered through three doors representing the Three Jewels or Refuges (the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha).
Hsi Lai is a working monastery in addition to a temple, with a number of monks and nuns living in the complex. The monks and nuns of Hsi Lai provide a variety of classes and special events, including weekly lectures on Buddhism and classes as well as workshops on Chinese culture and language. There are weekly prayer services at Hsi Lai Temple on Saturdays and Sundays, including the recitation of the Diamond Sutra and Amitabha Sutra. Meditation sessions are also held, as well as week-long meditation retreats. See the calendar of events for details.
Hsi Lai Temple welcomes visitors (see below for hours and directions) and audio guides on a Walkman are available at the Information Center. Guided tours are provided for groups of 15 people or more (call ahead). The cafeteria serves a Chinese and Taiwanese home-style cooking vegetarian lunch buffet and salad bar for $5 from 11am to 1pm.
Manchester, City of Manchester, England, United Kingdom, Europe
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with an estimated population of 512,000. Manchester lies within the Greater Manchester Urban Area, the United Kingdom's second largest urban area, which has a population of 2,553,379. The local authority is Manchester City Council and is at the centre of the Greater Manchester metropolitan county and is situated in the south-central part of North West England, fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south and the Pennines to the north and east. Inhabitants of Manchester are referred to as Mancunians English. The recorded history of Manchester began with the civilian settlement associated with the Roman fort of Mamucium, which was established in c. 79 AD on a sandstone bluff near the confluence of the rivers Medlock and Irwell. Historically, Manchester was in Lancashire, although areas of Cheshire, south of the River Mersey were incorporated into the city during the 20th century. Throughout the Middle Ages Manchester remained a manorial township but began to expand at an astonishing rate around the turn of the 19th century. Manchester's unplanned urbanisation was brought on by a boom in textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution, and resulted in it becoming the world's first industrialised city. The building of the Bridgewater Canal in 1761 built to transport coal triggered an early-19th-century factory building boom which transformed Manchester from a township into a major mill town and borough that was granted city status in 1853. In 1877, the Neo Gothic Manchester Town Hall was built and in 1894 the 36 mile Manchester Ship Canal opened; which at the time was the longest river navigation canal in the world, which in turn created the Port of Manchester linking the city to sea. Manchester's fortunes decreased in the subsequent years after WW2 due to deindustrialization however investment in the last two decades spurred by the 1996 Manchester bombing- which was the largest bomb ever detonated in peacetime Britain- spearheaded extensive regeneration of Manchester. Today Manchester is ranked as a beta world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network; the city is notable for its architecture, culture, music scene, media links, scientific and engineering output, social impact and sporting connections. Sports clubs which bear the city name include Premier League football teams, Manchester City and Manchester United. Manchester was the site of the world's first railway station, and the place where scientists first split the atom and developed the first stored-programme computer. Manchester is served by two universities, including the largest single-site university in the UK, and has the country's third largest urban economy. As of 2011 Manchester is the fastest growing major city in the UK and the third-most visited city in the UK by foreign visitors, after London and Edinburgh, and the most visited in England outside London. Manchester's history is concerned with textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. The great majority of cotton spinning took place in the towns of south Lancashire and north Cheshire, and Manchester was for a time the most productive centre of cotton processing, and later the world's largest marketplace for cotton goods. Manchester was dubbed Cottonopolis and Warehouse City during the Victorian era. In Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, the term manchester is still used for household linen: sheets, pillow cases, towels, etc. The industrial revolution brought about huge change in Manchester and was key to the increase in Manchester's population. Manchester began expanding at an astonishing rate around the turn of the 19th century as people flocked to the city for work from Scotland, Wales, Ireland and other areas of England as part of a process of unplanned urbanisation brought on by the Industrial Revolution. It developed a wide range of industries, so that by 1835 Manchester was without challenge the first and greatest industrial city in the world. Engineering firms initially made machines for the cotton trade, but diversified into general manufacture. Similarly, the chemical industry started by producing bleaches and dyes, but expanded into other areas. Commerce was supported by financial service industries such as banking and insurance. Trade, and feeding the growing population, required a large transport and distribution infrastructure: the canal system was extended, and Manchester became one end of the world's first intercity passenger railway the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Competition between the various forms of transport kept costs down. In 1878 the GPO (the forerunner of British Telecom) provided its first telephones to a firm in Manchester.