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6:56 AM Sun, Sept. 23rd

Letter: Saving the Dells

Editor:

According to the Save the Dells website, 25,000 homes are proposed to be built in the next decade. Preserving the Granite Dells is more important than ever.

Joe Trudeau was quoted in January: Prescott closes escrow on Dells open space acquisition, saying much of the Granite Dells are “completely undeveloped and wild.” With more development in town, it is important to upkeep this sanctuary.

Walt Anderson writes in a February publication, “Hiking, cycling, boating and birding have created a recreation and economic boom in the Dells and the lakes, serving thousands of locals and outside visitors.” The Dells have local support and enhances our economy through tourism.

For me, climbing on the rocks, hiking through the Granite Dells alongside birds, and being entertained by the Prescott Powwow in the area has been a remarkable experience.

Arizona Eco Development is proposing developing a critical ecologically location in the Granite Dells. AED’s website advertises caring about our community’s interests and nature. AED is open to our input.

I agree with Mayor Greg Mengarelli who said, “I think it is important to keep as much open space as possible in the Granite Dells.”

Contacting AED and our mayor could sustain the Dells for generations to come.

Zhuba Goldenlamb

Prescott