Five Points residents were horrified recently to hear the sound of bulldozers in one of the last large intown sections of woods. These woods protect the spring that is the source for a tributary to Brooklyn Creek. Decades ago, residents enjoyed this spring and the stream; old stairs leading to the stream and a walled-in pool around the constantly-trickling spring suggest it was a nice gathering spot.
It is too late for the trees that were already felled, but it isn’t too late to prevent construction on this steep-sloped, tiny lot that sits right on top of a natural spring.
I get it: We want to avoid sprawl around Athens. But if it comes at the cost of constantly ruining the last stands of intown forest, doesn’t that dramatically change the Athens we love?
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