Asia Kepka of Arlington attended with a giant eagle head, she is pictured in front of Arlington Town Hall. A vigil/protest was held on Massachusetts Avenue over the death of a bald eagle called “MK”, who was apparently poisoned. / Globe photoAsia Kepka of Arlington carries an eagle head in front of Town Hall at a protest in March. / Globe photo 
The Arlington Health Department on Thursday, May 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., plans to host a forum in the auditorium of Town Hall, 730 Mass. Ave., to discuss rodent concerns.

Attendees can expect to hear from experts, ask questions and discuss possible solutions. 

The town in recent months has been aiming to to move closer to becoming free of rodenticides, particularly the ones that harm predatory birds that feed on rodents.

Starting in January, the town has had a policy prohibiting Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticide, or SGARs, on virtually all town properties, including rights-of-way. 


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This news announcement was published Wednesday, May 10, 2023, based on information from the Town of Arlington and Elaine Crowder.