Bring nature back
Fremont Argus, June 28, 2007
Thank you for your June 15 front page
article, "Where have all our birds gone to?"
We must pay attention to the alarming
rate of bird decline.
According to a recent National Audubon
Society report, the populations of 20 common American
bird species have dropped by at least half in a mere 40
The reason is urban sprawl. Audubon puts
the responsibility squarely on the loss of our
grasslands, forest and wetland habitats.
But both Fremont and Newark continue
their plans to build adjacent to these critical habitats
in alarming numbers.
Thousands of houses are being discussed
or are on the drawing board for areas that are next to
the refuge and the Coyote Hills. This is a problem we,
as citizens, can have a direct local impact to reverse.
Join us in this battle. Let's do our part
to bring nature back.