Save Naylor Mill Forest

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There is a vote that will be held SOON on transferring land ownership from the city to the county, to turn an old forest which sits over our towns water supply, in to ball fields.  There is a chance that enough people express concerns city council members will reevaluate their current decisions.   Joan Maloof explains," The “paleochannel” noted in headlines is an underground aquifer that provides most of the water to the city of Salisbury. Our homes, our hospital, our university and our businesses all depend on this precious resource. Today that aquifer is in good condition, with almost no contamination — but there is no guarantee it will stay that way. The soil above the aquifer is very porous, and what we do to the land will eventually filter down to the water. Even though clearing the forest and putting in a ball field meets all legal requirements, that does not mean it is the right thing to do. There are many other cleared areas nearby that can be used for fields. Do not remove one of our last remaining ancient native forests. Remember, (council members) you are representing ALL citizens in this decision." 

Please consider instead for these ball fields other locations, Winterplace park has about 45 acers. There is aslo an approximate 250 acres on route 50 between Walston- Switch and Forest Grove rd and other locations would probably work as well.  Please find a location not directly over our cities aquifer.

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