Action Alert: Save Willett Branch Stream Buffer!

Montgomery Parks has a beautiful park planned for the Willett Branch in the Westbard Sector. The residents of the Housing Opportunity Commission’s Westwood Tower Apartments will be big winners with this park, enjoying the benefits of nature, a sparkling restored creek, pedestrian trails that connect to the Capital Crescent Trail and lush green woods that will serve as their backyard and playground for their children.

Unfortunately, the current plan calls for a large parking garage next to the Westwood Tower Apartments, right in the Willett Branch stream buffer and on the site of an old African American cemetery. Our friends at the Little Falls Watershed Alliance are tracking the Westbard plan and ask you to lend your voice–write a letter asking Montgomery Planning to keep the parking garage out of the stream buffer!

Learn more: You can visit the Little Falls Watershed Alliance website for more
information on the Westbard Plan and Willett Branch. http://www.lfwa.org/email-now-willett-branch-westbard-sector

Learn more about the cemetery that is along side the Westwood Tower at
http://www.lfwa.org/westbards-forgotten-history-plantations-emancipation-and-jim-crow-era


About Eliza Cava

Eliza Cava is the ANS Director of Conservation, where she leads our MD & DC policy, advocacy, and conservation outreach work, supervises our citizen science programs and VA advocacy work, and supports Woodend restoration as a demonstration landscape for the region.

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