Let’s Speak for the Trees in Chatham Park!

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It was a great turnout for the Procession of Trees” on  Feb. 15 !

Nearly 200 people turned out to Speak for the Trees  in Pittsboro, to show the Town Board our support for saving more trees in Chatham Park .  Much thanks to everyone for coming and to Jan Burger and other folks from Paperhand Puppet for all the art and puppets!

Watch a short video https://youtu.be/KJmCWJuMP5A  about the Chatham Park Tree Protection issue – with footage from the Procession of the Trees (produced by Amanda Roberson with her footage, plus video and photos by Peter Theye, Mark Barroso and Gary Simpson).

Chatham Park has submitted yet another revised version of their Tree Protection Additional Element to the Pittsboro Town Board.  It has not yet been voted on, so we urge you to take this opportunity to let the Town of Pittsboro know that the proposed Tree Coverage is completely inadequate.  You can sign up to speak during “Citizens’ Matters at their next Pittsboro Town Board meeting on Monday Feb. 25.  The town website is https://pittsboronc.gov/

Chatham Park could end up with less trees than any other city in NC, a particularly tragic fate for this beautiful forestland along the Haw River and Jordan Lake. You don’t have to be a resident of Pittsboro to speak up. Much of Chatham County will be impacted by Chatham Park’s air and water pollution, and people throughout the region will feel the effects, including recreation and drinking water users of the Haw River and Jordan Lake.

Read more and find Town Board contact info HERE

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