Good Evening Peeps,

It seems not too long ago, I wrote to both list-serves asking for your 
assistance on the West Pond restoration efforts. Your responses were key in 
making that effort a success.

I find myself writing to you again for your help. This evening, I had an 
interesting conversation with Dan Mundy Jr. of Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers 
regarding the fence and property "situation" at the south end of the East Pond. 
If you recall, Steve Walter wrote about this on July 10th.

Without boring you with mundane details, I will just say that we need to push 
NPS to acquire the property adjacent to the pond. Otherwise, the business Call 
Ahead may snap it up and we are not going to have access to the pond - at least 
from that end.

There is an opportunity for that property to be used for wildlife education 
purposes and NPS should seize the moment. Those of us familiar with the 
location know that it is a good spot for Dragonflies, Butterflies and other 
wildlife. The opportunities, are endless for innovative minds. For example, 
imagine a trail from the subway station stop in Broad Channel that access the 
East Pond via the property.

Please write to Jennifer Nersesian at

Let her know how much the East Pond means to our community. Access on the 
southend is critical to many nature programs.

Urge her to get a move on in acquiring the property in the state's buy back 

Thank You.

"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of 
others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~ Frederick 

風 Swift as the wind
林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
Sun Tzu  The Art of War

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Andrew Baksh

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