Save The Quarry Greenspace

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Having lived in various states during my husband’s and my career travels, we realize the value and importance of recreational greenspaces. What attracts people of all generations to this area are the opportunities to be active and enjoy the walking, biking, hiking and bouldering areas that this particular section of the state offers.

Everyday I hear comments about how people of all ages travel to visit as well as choose to live in Chattanooga. It offers activities for everyone!

In our world of climate crisis, why would anyone choose to take away the valuable open spaces around The Quarry where Reads Lake ponds were formerly home to families of geese who settled there to raise their young (those ponds are now polluted due to homes which were constructed in the areas of Day Lily). Why would anyone choose to add more danger to our environment by causing the pure spring fed streams along Mountain Creek to be destroyed? By the way, I have seen various otters on their way to the clean, pure Mountain Creek Stream: otters do not live in polluted waters.

Where will the wildlife live if all the natural streams and ponds are destroyed? Wildlife is becoming endangered in many places around the world. Why would someone knowingly be guilty of destroying so much of our wildlife in order to build over 300 apartments in a pristine park? Is money the only objective?

So much of Chattanooga already has street upon street of empty apartment complexes. Why would anyone choose to cause the demise of the tallest Post Oak tree in the state of Tennessee? When will the quest for greed and power over nature end?

Pamela Crichton


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