|Alert...Warning! 29 June 2008.
Article - Forest Could Be Cut
Section of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is
considering cutting many of the mature trees in the Marion Hatchery Woods. The
Hatchery Woods make up most of the forest of the Park area. Please look at the
wonderful hardwood/pine forest on this web site and realize that in a few
months many of the big trees will be gone. This is a nightmare of nature and a
tragedy for Perry County and the Black Belt.
The Marion Hatchery/Perry
Lakes Park woods ecosystem is the only nature-based recreational area provided
by the State in all of Perry County. We don't have a State lake, State park,
State nature trail, or anything else. And, now they have told us they may take
the big trees.
Rural Studio graduates from Auburn University
School of Architecture have spent four straight years and over $300,000
construction projects in the Park. The covered bridge and the 100 ft. tall
birding tower are cultural and recreational treasures for the Park and for
Ecotourism has great potential in Perry
County but who wants to come visit a Park and see the stumps of big trees.
Perry County people will certainly appear ignorant about recognizing and
protecting their natural resources if the big trees are turned into
Please help save the entire Perry Lakes Park ecosystem.
Write Governor Riley and Commissioner Lawley and ask them to please...Don't Cut
the Trees in the Marion Hatchery/Perry Lakes Park Woods. Time is running out.
The big trees will be gone forever if YOU and I don't do something. Thomas
Governor Bob Riley, State Capitol, 600 Dexter Avenue,
Montgomery, AL 36130 (334-242-7100)
Lawley, Ala Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, 64 N. Union St.,
Montgomery, AL 36130 (334-242-3486)
|Contact: Thomas Wilson, 334-683-6389 (H)