Why This Matters: The Battle for Haymaker Forest

Why this matters

If we can’t save the forest, we can’t save ourselves.

If we can’t save our parks, we can’t save ourselves.

If we can’t save our neighborhoods, we can’t save ourselves.

If we can’t save our libraries, we can’t save ourselves.

If we can’t save our sidewalks, we can’t save ourselves.

If we can’t save Woodburn schoolgrounds, we can’t save ourselves.

If we can’t save Krepps pool, we can’t save ourselves.

If we can’t save our roads, we can’t save ourselves.

If we can’t save our trails, we can’t save ourselves.

If we can’t save our public services, we can’t save ourselves.

If we lose a car dealership, because it doesn’t like to be annexed into the city to pay city taxes like every other business in the city, who cares? We haven’t lost anything. We can go to another car dealership. Or another car dealership will move in.

If we lose a car dealership, we haven’t lost anything. More importantly, we haven’t lost ourselves.

If we lose a restaurant, because is doesn’t like to be annexed into the city, who cares? Another restaurant will move in. Probably a better one!

If we lose a restaurant, we haven’t lost anything. More importantly, we haven’t lost ourselves.

If we can’t annex, we can’t save ourselves, we can’t know ourselves, we can’t grow ourselves.

If we can’t save the trees, we can’t save ourselves.

If we can’t save our wildlife, our ecology, our environment, we can’t save ourselves.

The air in Morgantown is polluted enough already. Why would we want to make it more polluted downtown by removing the great pollution filter that is Haymaker Forest?

If we can’t save Haymaker Forest, we can’t breath as well. We can’t save ourselves.

If we can’t save the community park that is the forest, if we can’t save the pure West Virginia hollow that is Haymaker Forest, we can’t save ourselves.

If we can’t save our neighborhood services and structures and parks, we can’t save ourselves.

If we can’t win the Battle for Haymaker Forest, we can’t save ourselves.

That’s why all this matters. If we can’t save our communities, no one else will.

If we can’t save the forest, we can’t save our communities.

If we can’t save our communities, we can’t save ourselves.

If we can’t save the trees, if we can’t save Haymaker, if we can’t save this wild and wonderful little piece of the planet, then we can’t save ourselves.

That’s why all this matters.

We are trying to save ourselves here, folks. Here and now.

Let’s bring Haymaker Forest back to a vote. Let’s get Haymaker Forest back. Let’s end the postponement. Let’s vote!

If we can’t save Haymaker Forest, we can’t save ourselves.

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