Trees and wildlife

Elk herd

On day one, 750 acres of forest will be clear-cut. Wildlife will be driven out. Proposed wildlife corridors would not even connect wetlands in the Master Planned Development.

Water and air quality will be forever adversely affected. Residents will have the long-term responsibility for these problems.

The green surroundings that are the reason many people choose to make Black Diamond their home will be ruined.

2 Responses to Trees and wildlife

  1. Candace Wilkinson says:

    I was very upset when I read the article in the Seattle Times this morning concerning this development project. The problem with every argument that the big developer makes is that it will not stop at the development itself. That many people will attract other destructive elements of the modern suburb sprawl that plagues this nation such as fast food restaurants and two-bit hotels and shopping malls. The bakery will not get more business because eventually they will be run out by the Tim Hortons down the street. I was also upset that the times did not mention facts like this, that 750 acres of natural forest and wildlife will be destroyed, again countering the argument by the developer that these people who can afford to buy $200,000-$1,000,000 homes will be able to enjoy nature like he did when he was a boy. That is absolutely ridiculous, a political ploy. The Times only mentioned that the site will bring jobs, some short term some longer. In the end the jobs will not be worth the loss that this sort of development has brought all over the country, a dwindling of community, the destruction of our nation’s beauty and the devaluing of place.

  2. Robin Dawn says:

    We live in Enumclaw,but We too will mourn the loss of Black Diamond as it is now, if the Lawson Hills developement proceeds.It reminds me of a line from a song I listened to years ago, “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.They paved paradise and put up a parking lot” Let’s not let them pave paradise!

    Friends of Black Diamond,Robin and Mick Dawn.

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