~ Denise Cotter
It did not take much convincing for Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. to sign to oppose the zipline tree top adventure concession proposed for Roxborough, in fact he offered. May 7, 2012 at 12:53P.M., Jones formally joined the opposition.
Equipped with supporting arguments, letters from constituents in opposition, referenced fact finds and over 1200 hand signed signatures (plus 250+ online and a Facebook presence), the Alliance for Preservation of the Wissahickon (APOW) met with officials yesterday and shared their findings regarding the proposed concession by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. Councilman Jones adamantly expressed “I will not support”, the proposed concession and added:
- “I want my grandkids to enjoy ” Wissahickon Valley Park,
- “I can’t imagine a bird would want to nest there”
- Wissahickon Valley Park is “a beautiful, pristine area… I will work to keep it that way”
- “You had me at hello”, regarding his interest to protect the area from this unwanted concession
Way to go Councilman Jones!
Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. also added “there is a process (within the government) to be transparent and the public is to be informed”.
May 7, 2013 was an encouraging day for APOW.
That same evening we shared some details of the day with members at the biweekly APOW meeting.
In The Forest
By the sacred grove, where the waters flow
We will come and go, in the forest
In the summer rain, we will meet again
We will learn the code of the ancient ones
In the forest
~ Van Morrison