If you care about Moosehead Lake LURC needs to see your smiling face Tuesday

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From: Judy Berk <judy@hollandandfoley.com>
To: Judy Berk <jberk@nrcm.org>
Subject: If you care about Moosehead Lake LURC needs to see your smiling face Tuesday
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 17:08:57 -0400

It is hard to believe but Tuesday will be the first time that LURC Commissioners have shared their opinions on Plum Creek’s massive Moosehead Lake development proposal. 
What they say will help determine what changes will be required if Plum Creek is to proceed with a plan for Moosehead.
If you possibly can, please join me Tuesday May 27 at 9:00 a.m. in Augusta at the St. Paul Center to show your support for protecting Lily Bay and the Moosehead Lake region, and reducing the total amount of development. (See directions here.)
I’ll have stickers for you to help make your opinion obvious to the commissioners.

We need your help!

Despite widespread public concerns, LURC staff has not recommended downsizing the more than 2,000 houses (plus commercial districts) in Plum Creek’s plan. This is far too much development, and in fact, even more development would be allowed in Brassua Lake and Rockwood Village after 30 years.   Development on that scale would forever change what makes Moosehead so special.
On remote Lily Bay peninsula, Plum Creek wants to develop 404 house lots or resort “units” and a golf course right in the heart of critical lynx habitat.  This would permanently destroy the natural character of the east side of Moosehead, diminish the value of Lily Bay State Park for quiet recreation that is accessible to everyone, and put the already threatened Canada lynx further at risk.

Please join me on May 27th. It is critical that the Commissioners know that Maine people continue to be concerned that Lily Bay not be sacrificed to development. 

You can find directions to the St. Paul Center here.
You can find our summary of the LURC staff recommendations here and a map depicting them here.

The complete staff recommendations are here (it’s a large document so downloading may take patience).  A smaller text only version is available here.

NRCM has been working closely with Maine Audubon throughout this process.  You can read our joint statement here.
If you have any questions please let me know.  You can reach me at home weekends and evenings at 338-6690, or on my work cellphone Tuesday or Wed. at 462-2162.
Thank you for all that you have done.
Best wishes,

Judy Berk

232 Beech Hill Rd.

Northport, Maine 04849 USA

(207) 338-6690

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