Preserve the natural land and wildlife!
Hello, our names are Crystal Delia and David Bolignesi. Less than two years ago we fell in love with an area in Ocean County and it was enough to decide to purchase a home and share our days here. This week we met many of our neighbors and it was not because of a joyous block party. We hand delivered flyers depicting the proposed change to our neighborhood; a cemetery, mausoleum and Formation Center in place of approximately 34 acres of natural forested wildlife. Our intimate neighborhood directly borders these woodlands identified for destruction by the Church of Visitation’s – Trenton Dioceses’ recently revealed development plans.
During our residence here, we have experienced the calm serenity and grounding of the bordering woodland. Brick, NJ is a municipality saturated with strip malls, chain restaurants, banks, super-mega-marts, apartment complexes, gas stations and the all too prevalent convenient store. Wooded earth is a scarce treasure.
The proposed change to the quiet residential area of a Brick Township, New Jersey neighborhood just south of Mantoloking Road and east of Laurel Avenue, consists of concerned citizens who are devastated at the potential demolation of natural wildlife identified for destruction by the Church of Visitation’s – Trenton Dioceses’ development plans.
Please read and sign this petition in an effort to save natural beauty and innocent wild beings.
- Church of the Visitation- Diocese of Trenton and Brick Township, New Jersey
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Preserve the natural land and wildlife
There is a proposed change to the quiet residential area of a Brick Township, New Jersey neighborhood just south of Mantoloking Road and east of Laurel Avenue; approximately 34 acres of natural forested wildlife will be destroyed in place of a cemetery, mausoleum and Formation Center. Concerned citizens of the neighborhood directly bordering these woodlands are shocked at the potential devastation of natural wildlife identified for destruction by the Church of Visitation’s – Trenton Dioceses’ recently revealed development plans.
There is a calm serenity and grounding experience of the bordering woodland. Brick, NJ is a municipality saturated with strip malls, chain restaurants, banks, super-mega-marts, apartment complexes, gas stations and the all too prevalent convenient store. Wooded earth is a scarce treasure.
The woodlands provide a haven and sanctuary for hundreds of sentient beings. Alongside the woodlands, you may be personally graced by the inquisitive presence of: deer, striped skunks, northern raccoons, opossum, eastern box turtles, eastern chipmunks, eastern cottontails, eastern grey squirrels, little brown bats, red fox, woodland voles, northern cardinals, blue jays, American goldfinches, mourning doves, tufted titmice, white-breasted nuthatches, grackles, American crows, downy woodpeckers, hairy woodpeckers, black-capped chickadees, Carolina wrens, American redstarts, American robins, barn swallow, blue-gray gnatcatchers, broad-winged hawks, Cooper’s hawks, dark-eyed juncos, field sparrows, gray catbirds, pine warblers, red-bellied woodpeckers, red-shouldered hawks, red-winged black birds, turkey vultures, and even the local Bald Eagle pair has visited the air space above the woodlands. This list represents the creatures witnessed first-hand and does not include the nocturnal beings, those that prefer to remain hidden and the thousands of insects that refer to the woods as home.
The destruction of the woods will undoubtedly result in the unnatural demise of hundreds of these beings. Many of the birds listed above have been witnessed in breeding pairs and several nests adorn the wood’s canopy. Many of the small mammals will be killed immediately as a result of the bulldozing and moving of large machinery through the area. Others will be displaced to nearby homes, seeking refuge. They will most likely be classified as pests and will be removed accordingly, whether this entails death or relocation is unknown. Still others will fall victim to vehicular traffic as they flee their once stable dens.
The vast number of trees and vegetation afford us the filtering of the air and rainwater. The trees provide us with life-sustaining breath and aesthetic beauty. We are shielded by damaging winds and buffered from well-traveled roadways. Recent scientific experimentation has confirmed that trees will elicit a sound which has been classified as a “shriek” when damaged. Causing pause for reflection around the intensity of pain we can inflict upon another living entity, previously unknown.
The planned intent to replace the vast wooded area with shrubs, a few trees and an open field is grossly negligent specific to affording sufficient shelter for the displaced animals, birds and reptiles. To even suggest that the modifications are sufficient is a blatant fabrication of reality and a clear instance of doing what is the minimum legal requirement as opposed to the humane and ecologically sound.
I emphatically request reconsideration of the proposed development plan which will devastate the entire wooded area, leaving nothing but a parking lot, buildings and a place for the dead. The paradox of the willful killing of several creatures to inter the deceased is blindingly ironic and absurd. The serenity and peace offered by the coexistence of nature and humans is the current status of woodlands, to eradicate this during a time when we humans are hyper-conscious of the damage we are inflicting upon the Earth is to further diminish our well-being.
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