…is the word we should be using when talking about the mine plan. This is not some barren hillside or pile of sand waiting to be extracted and used for fracking and construction. This is a living, biotic community on the edge of town that would be irreparably destroyed and lost to the people of Portola forever. Everything in these photos would be destroyed if even a scaled down mine plan was approved. Let’s not forget the ecological impact when discussing the human impacts…..
How about Portola Sand Hills State Park?
or even better…
Reposa Sand Hills County Park (former name of Portola)
We deserve this amenity- why should only Quincy have a “Gansner Park” to recreate in??