Folks with Earth First! are formally invited to participate in a march this Thursday. Community members in the Alabama Ave. neighborhood near Jones ferry are trying to keep a big box store, The Dollar Store, from being built on a completely wooded lot in a primarily African-American neighborhood. The neighbors are organized, but would like to see support in numbers.
On Thursday May 3rd, at 6pm there’s a gathering on Alabama Avenue to march to the advisory board meetings, which will be at the OWASA meeeting. It’s a short march and if you don’t want to go to the meetings, this would take maybe an hour of time that evening and would be a significant gesture of support from the radical, environmental community. The Dollar Store is attempting to develop this 1 acre wooded lot which contains numerous, healthy hardwood trees including mature oaks that look around 2 hundred years old. All of the trees will be cut down, and the land will be paved over to make a chain store and parking lot. The ephemeral stream contained within it will also be paved over. All of the wildlife that lives in that area including raccoons, opposums and songbirds will be displaced. Meet at 100 Alabama Avenue (at the corner with Jones Ferry) at 6:00 p.m. and then march down to OWASA (Orange Water & Sewer Authority)
Flyer here: http://i.imgur.com/8O7GC.jpg