Save The Barclay Grounds!
Posted in the West Chester Forum
#1 Aug 21, 2013
We need signatures to help save the historic Barclay Grounds from being destroyed and turned into a development. Please help!
SIGN THE PETITION HERE:
The beautiful, historic and ecologically important grounds of the Barclay (N.W. corner of N. High and W. Marshall Sts.) play a unique role in the quality of life of the residents and visitors to the Borough of West Chester. This property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and contains one of the most diverse collections of historic specimen trees in West Chester - many of which are 130 years old. The property has been successfully defended from development for the past 50 years by the action of concerned residents. Now a plan to develop these grounds and clear-cut the trees is set to come before the Council for final approval. Please do everything in your power to preserve this open space for future generations.
READ MORE HERE: http://savethebarclaygrounds.org/
#2 Aug 23, 2013
As a member of the Committee to SavetheBarclayGrounds we urge all citizens (W.C. residents or not) to sign our on-line petition and add a comment. All over the nation our community green and open spaces are being paved or built over at an alarming rate. This project intends to clear cut 100 or more specimen trees some of which were planted by the original owners more than a century ago. It is not only about the trees (which serve many good purposes such as carbon sequestration....) but more importantly about the free and unrestricted use by the community of this place for over 100 years. One of the last remaining estate green spaces in West Chester, this resource should be preserved for our children and grandchildren, and theirs. Please join us in an effort to purchase this space as a park to be used in perpetuity by the community. Thanks!!!
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