Help Preserve my Local Quarry, (Future State Park)
Help Preserve my Local Quarry, (Future State Park)
I was born and raised right here in Davison County, and have seen my, (once) small quite, sweet, town (city), turn into a hustle and bustle, fast-paced, stressed city called Nashville. There has been a lot of change lately, some good, and some bad, But luckily, I know of a place tucked away on the out-skirts of town where there is serenity and peace -- It is my home. And a place I have roamed my entire life! The entire area southwest of town, out by the county lines (Cheatham, Williamson, Dickson). I know a lot of beautiful areas in this great county. However, nothing that compares to the beautiful blue water paring with the surrounding Tennessee landscape at the Quarry! Some of you may be saying what quarry? It is located on McCrory lane, bordered by a little city called Pegram. Not a lot of people know the exact details or have even seen this beautiful spot. Luckily, like I said, I grew up in this area and it's just part of my town aka Home! Either you know about it or you don't. The majority of people in this part of town are like-minded. We all work hard and love the great city of Nashville, but we live out here to get away from all the crowds, traffic, pollution, buildings, and city as a whole. We deeply cherish our landscape! We are so blessed to have the Harpeth River running throughout the community, and parks that preserve this beauty. Unfortunately, WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF LOOSING THE PRETTIEST PLACE IN ALL OF DAVIDSON COUNTY!!! I, as well as my community desperately need your help! Please sign my petition to stop the draining and overall destruction of our community rock quarry. It currently sits on private land so it is going to be an uphill fight and extremely expensive, especially because, obviously investors are involved, and it has been a plan for over 3 years. They thought they could come in here and walk on us, and destroy what we cherish. But I know that I nor my community will back down. The simple fact that this has been planned and quietly put into the paper shows that peoples' ethics are at play. We are a strong and giving community, but we are sick and tired of our sweet home being destroyed left and right! We are not going to let it happen this time! Unfortunately, It feels to me like it did for my Native American ancestors that once walked this very ground! We all know that the Native Americans were left with the short end of the stick. This is part of my home, it is more than money and property -- It is beauty and nature. It is fresh air (literally), It is memories and childhood, and so much more then a physical place. It is simply Home! If the developers go through with destroying the quarry, their plan is to put MORE condos in our community - right on top of the quarry...sounds crazy! They are literally building anywhere and everywhere these days! Wasting so much time and energy destroying our environment - when in the end they are just wanting to leave us with another crappy deal...and it all boils down to money...But remember, it's much more than that to me and my community. Ultimately, this deal would be a negative impact on the community and the people that make it what it is. It would just be more buildings that are over populated filled with more pollution. My end goal is to stop the plan of draining the quarry and filling it in with fresh rocks and dirt and build condominiums on top of the land. WE NEED TO STOP THIS! Please just let it be....it has already been tampered with enough and nature has slowly adapted and recovered. It makes no sense to put all the resources into something that is ultimately a negative. Personally, my goal and my deepest hopes would be to raise enough money to buy it and donate this area to the State of Tennessee so it will forever be preserved as a state park! It would be a great addition to Hidden Lake - The quarry is currently filled with gorgeous clear, blue water and little fish that one can see from 40 plus feet in the air! (can't do that with the Harpeth). If we allow this to be destroyed, not only will they be destroying something that I personally value so deeply, but they will be disrupting and disturbing the ecosystem of land and animals, (like fish) in this area! Many flora and fauna alike have made this area their home. While destroying the quarry, their plan is to dump the water into the Harpeth River and disrupt that ecosystem as well! HELLO ENVIRONMENTALISTS! As mentioned earlier, "Hidden Lake State Park" has ties and a strong history that goes hand-in-hand with the quarry. It would be so easy to make an extension of the park that already exists. If these areas could merge, proper safety precautions could be taken and everyone would have access to enjoy this beautiful, one-of-a-kind property! Please sign this petition!!!
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