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River's beauty and way of life are threatened

We have recently learned about the wind turbine projects proposed for construction along the shores of the majestic St. Lawrence River in Hammond. I implore those who want to preserve and protect a way of life to speak up and take action before it is too late. For those readers who have never visited the Thousand Islands area of the St. Lawrence River in upstate New York, go and see for yourself Mother Nature's gift to all of us who have been blessed to spend time in that beautiful environment.

We have recently learned about the wind turbine projects proposed for construction along the shores of the majestic St. Lawrence River in Hammond. I implore those who want to preserve and protect a way of life to speak up and take action before it is too late. For those readers who have never visited the Thousand Islands area of the St. Lawrence River in upstate New York, go and see for yourself Mother Nature's gift to all of us who have been blessed to spend time in that beautiful environment.

My siblings and I had the privilege of spending the early years of our childhood growing up on the river. My mother and several generations in our family were born and lived in Alexandria Bay and the surrounding vicinity. It's the place we call "home," and the river is in our blood. Each year in late summer, we return to the river for a family reunion, attending the church of our grandparents, spending time together on the river we all cherish, enjoying a picnic along the shore and fishing, of course. Cousins travel from every corner of this country in order to join us and celebrate the mighty St. Lawrence and the role it has played in all of our lives. As each of us has married,... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

We have recently learned about the wind turbine projects proposed for construction along the shores of the majestic St. Lawrence River in Hammond. I implore those who want to preserve and protect a way of life to speak up and take action before it is too late. For those readers who have never visited the Thousand Islands area of the St. Lawrence River in upstate New York, go and see for yourself Mother Nature's gift to all of us who have been blessed to spend time in that beautiful environment.

My siblings and I had the privilege of spending the early years of our childhood growing up on the river. My mother and several generations in our family were born and lived in Alexandria Bay and the surrounding vicinity. It's the place we call "home," and the river is in our blood. Each year in late summer, we return to the river for a family reunion, attending the church of our grandparents, spending time together on the river we all cherish, enjoying a picnic along the shore and fishing, of course. Cousins travel from every corner of this country in order to join us and celebrate the mighty St. Lawrence and the role it has played in all of our lives. As each of us has married, our spouses have quickly fallen in love with the river as well, and they feel as strongly as we do about preserving a way of life and the beautiful environment which is a gift from our Creator.

I encourage your readers to educate themselves about the implications of what these towering wind turbines will mean in the lives of both the residents and visitors who return to the mighty St. Lawrence because of their love of the area. The constant vibrations from these tremendous turbines together with the incessant noise and flickering lights endured not only while outdoors but indoors as well ... all of these effects to both humans and wildlife have very negative implications. The money earned will line the pockets of a few, and the rest of us will see our lives diminished. The clock is ticking, and the time to take action is now.


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APR 4 2009
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