Re: Sterling Waterfalls Update

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Posted by She Who Tracks La Longue Carabine on August 11, 1999 at 18:29:38:

In Reply to: Sterling Waterfalls Update posted by Rich/Mohican Press on August 11, 1999 at 04:17:39:

: "Sterling Property Update
: 7/23/99

: On 7/22, the Hendersonville
: Times-News made public the sale of the
: Sterling property to Jim Anthony,
: developer and owner of the Cliffs of
: Glassy, Cliffs Valley, and Cliffs
: Vineyards. Anthony has stated his
: intention to preserve the natural beauty
: and features on the site, and to allow
: managed access to members of his resorts,
: Agfa employees, and potentially
: members of the public. He has also stated
: his willingness to discuss arrangements
: with the State and the Conservation
: Fund. (A previous article in the
: Transylvania Times suggested that
: Anthony may be willing to sell 1200 of
: the 2200 acres to the State, including the
: waterfalls.)

: The conservation community is obviously
: greatly disappointed to lose their bid to
: add this property to the DuPont State
: Forest. The Conservation Fund and the
: State of North Carolina made a serious
: and sincere effort to purchase the Sterling
: property, offering at the high range of
: independently appraised value. In the
: end, no opportunity was given for the
: State to match Anthony's offer.

: While we realize that words are cheap in
: the land development business, we are
: pleased to hear the hopeful words from
: Anthony about his concern for the future
: of the natural resources.

: ECO suggests that the public. . .

: Encourage Anthony to commit this
: concern to writing through
: permanent and binding
: agreements with the State and/or
: the Conservation Fund.
: Withhold final judgment or
: premature criticism until after we
: learn more about Anthony's
: intentions.
: Express their gratitude to the
: Conservation Fund and the State
: agencies for their tireless efforts to
: acquire this property.

: Temporary access or non-binding
: protection is not what this effort is about.
: Our concern is for the long-term
: future of this wonderful place. And
: this is not over yet."

: Not all good, not all bad! Will keep you posted as we formulate our Gathering Plans!

Dear Courier Editors,

Looks like we've got to start keeping our eye on Major Rentokil again. Thought we had that problem covered. Dang!

She Who Tracks

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