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By William Spicer - Letter to the Editor
Fremont Argus, November 26, 2007


My comments are an emotional plea for preservation as well as a call for common sense planning that looks not simply at the short-range terms of a 15-year development agreement, but at the future of Fremont for our children and grandchildren.

Friends of Coyote Hills tell their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren stories about Coyote Hills. These children can identify great egrets, blue herons, marsh hawks, red-tailed hawks and white pelicans.

The area abounds with wildlife because of the rich mosaic of habitats against the hills and the Bay and because of the farmlands that serve to buffer these habitats from the impacts of development.

We believe the lands that surround and frame Coyote Hills are a part of our heritage, just as they were part of the heritage of indigenous people for thousands of years.

We hope that the city of Fremont will protect and preserve our heritage for generations to come.

All elected and appointed officials have a moral responsibility to protect and preserve these unique lands. Fremont can build playfields, schools and spiritual facilities in many places. You cannot build the views and the organic shape of natural landscape nor the ecology of the lands and its inhabitants.

We must preserve and enhance this landscape.

 

 

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