94-335 C.M.R. ch. 1, § 3 - Policy for the use of Wells Reserve Facilities by Non-Related Organizations for Non-Reserve Related Activities is established in recognition of the fact that they will build public support and raise funds for the Reserve

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

(A) DEFINITIONS
(1) "Non-Reserve Related Activities" include weddings, receptions, festivals, anniversary parties, company parties, meetings, retreats, events, etc.
(2) "Non-Related Organizations" means any group or individual, commercial or non-profit, that does not have as its primary mission and focus environmental science, education, and conservation.
(B) ORGANIZATIONAL USE OF RESERVE FACILITIES
(1) The Executive Director will accept or deny, pursuant to these regulations, requests for use of Wells Reserve facilities by other organizations. A Building Advisory Committee is available to assist the Executive Director in any decisions regarding the appropriateness of a request, fee, deposit or other issue. Visitors to any gathering at the Reserve are encouraged to visit the web site of the Wells Reserve.
(2) Any organization or individual ("Lessees") using Wells Reserve facilities shall defend or cause to be defended and to indemnify and hold harmless the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve Management Authority and staff from and against any and all manner of claims, suits, expenses, damages or causes of action for damages arising out of, or allegedly arising out of, in whole or in part, the use or occupancy of the Wells Reserve facilities by the Lessee, its agents, contractors, employees and invitees.
(3) Fundraising or profit-making events are not permitted at the Wells Reserve and its Laudholm Property by any organization for any reason other than exclusively for support of the Wells Reserve.
(4) Public events sponsored by an entity other than Wells Reserve are permitted at Wells Reserve facilities with permission.
(C) FEES
(1) Fees for the use and rental of Wells Reserve facilities and land by Non-Related Organizations are reviewed, established, and approved by the Authority before the start of each calendar year. A schedule of fees is available at the administrative offices of the Wells Reserve.

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94-335 C.M.R. ch. 1, § 3

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