Date: 3/20/17 8:29 am From: Tobias Dean <tdean10...> Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] URGENT ALERT: Dodge Rd Spruce Woods may be cut down for massive Solar Farm on Dodge rd, STARTING in APRIL !!
I am not sure if the admins of this list want this subject covered here but I can't embrace this viewpoint. Small patches of woods are constantly being cut for residential development without the benefit of providing clean energy. Cornell owns these woods I presume. I don't have any more details than provided here so perhaps I don't have the full story. We can continue to get our energy from far away which involve fracking or coal burning and I think all birders agree these have an enormous impact on wildlife. Or we can learn to tolerate this kind of development. Interestingly I just noticed some local resistance to a solar farm proposed adjacent to a rural cemetery out Groton/Cortland way.
On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 9:48 AM Nari Mistry <nbm2...> wrote:
> There is urgent need for lovers of birds and wildlife along Dodge Rd. to > be aware of imminent developments along Dodge Rd. > > The massive industrial scale solar farm proposed in all the Cornell > owned fields along Dodge Rd and Stevenson Rd (as well as Turkey Hill > Rd.) is planning to start construction in a few weeks. There was a > hearing in Dryden last Thursday at which many residents spoke out > against the massive scale of the project which will devastate wildlife > habitat. > > We have just learned this morning from a member of the Dryden > Conservation Board that they are proposing to cut down the Spruce Woods > bordering the WEST side of Dodge Rd. because they will shadow the panels > slated to go right along the very edge of Dodge R. next to a > (barbed-wire topped) fence! > > If you are concerned about this assault and the effect of replacing all > the grassland in the fields with sod under the panels (and > herbicides???), please write immediately to the Dryden Town Board and > ATTEND THE PLANNING BOARD MEETING scheduled on THIS Thursday March 23, > at 7pm at the Dryden Town Hall on Main Street. > > Please express your opinion that may help reduce the scale of this > commercial operation that will devastate wildlife in this favorite > location for viewing wildlife! > > Nari & Gin Mistry > > Ellis Hollow Rd > > -- > -- Tobias Dean, Furnituremaker 124 Yaple Rd. Ithaca NY 14850 <toby...> http://www.tobiasdean.com