Don't develop the wooded area in Big Creek Park to build a fire station when there are plenty of alternative locations that are not environmentally sensitive.

Don't develop the wooded area in Big Creek Park to build a fire station when there are plenty of alternative locations that are not environmentally sensitive.

    1. Friends of Big Creek Park
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      Friends of Big Creek Park

      Roswell, GA

Big Creek Park was purchased in 2006 to prevent the development on one of the last large green spaces left in the City of Roswell. It has since become a regular destination for walkers, hikers, joggers, cyclists and conservationists. But now the park is in danger. The City of Roswell wants to build a fire station on the park land. This would require the removal of acres of trees and moving truckloads of land, which would undoubtedly destroy a sizable area of natural living habitat for the few remaining animals still able to live in the parkland, one of the few natural wooded areas left in the city.
We are asking the City of Roswell to consider the other previously identified viable locations that are not natural green space, where the factors of wooded areas, traffic congestion, and habitat displacement would be less impactful to the land and surrounding communities. 

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Don't develop the wooded area in Big Creek Park to build a fire station when there are plenty of alternative locations that are not environmentally sensitive.

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    • Gary Steffins ATLANTA, GA
      • 5 months ago

      I'd like to move to Roswell, one of the major draws is being in close proximity to the Big Creek trail system. There are very few quality trails in the metro area, it would be extremely unwise to go backwards in degrading the only quality family recreation area in Roswell. It would be much more forward thinking to continue to grow the trail and greenway and encourage biking as a alternate means of transportation.

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    • Parker Bowden ROSWELL, GA
      • 5 months ago

      There is nothing wrong with the existing station on Holcomb Bridge. Stop wasting our Tax dollars to aquire and build a new site, if renovations are required, our tax dollars will go much further on an existing site than building from scratch.

      You've already screwed the residents of Roswell with UDC, and soon there will be sky scrapers down Holcomb Br. If you take away the only green space we have left, Roswell will look like Sandy Springs in 10 years, nothing but urban sprawl. The afluent middle class tax base will up and leave, and you'll be fighting over the scraps from Federal Aid programs for poverty stricken city's.

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    • Ryan Fuller ATLANTA, GA
      • 6 months ago

      My friends and I ride here multiple times a week.

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    • sean kelly ACWORTH, GA
      • 6 months ago

      big creek is such an awesome place with epic trails and i, myself being a part of SORBA know how much love and work goes into trail maintenance and build, the trails there now should be left be there are plenty of other places to build the station it isnt necisary for the to take down trees and stuff where there are preexisting trails when they could build it somewhere else.

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    • Michael Kimble NOR CROSS, GA
      • 6 months ago

      I enjoy walking the trails and thank this would be very bad to change the land scape .

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