The Newnan Times-Herald

Opinion

Scout wants to protect parks on river


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Nov. 24, 2017 - 8:06 AM

I am a Boy Scout in Troop 2193 at Cokes Chapel.

I’d like to discuss a certain issue about the Chattahoochee River and its parks. This is a great area for a picnic, run or walk in the woods. The Chattahoochee River is Atlanta’s largest source of drinking water. The parks around it also buffer the river as well. These parks are surrounded by private property.

The main issue is that developers see the riverfront as prime real estate. However, some people in Congress plan to decimate programs to protect parks like these. If we are going to save these parks, we need people such as senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson to fight for the parks we love.

I hope you can understand why this is an issue to me. You see I am just a kid who loves nature and doesn’t want to see it gone just for a few more houses. Also, if they do build houses there then that takes the joy of the river, parks and wilderness away from people like myself who really enjoy it. I hope you can address this issue and try to make people aware of it.

Luke Ward

Sharpsburg