Thursday, December 17, 2009

Still Working to Save Cypress Creek

Pictured above: Florence Golf & Country Club circa 1940

Rest assured that many of us are still working to save Cypress Creek, as well as the Florence Golf and County Club, established in 1927. While it's unfathomable to us that something of such beauty as the country club and its 18-hole golf course could be replaced by a landfill, it's even more frightening that Cypress Creek in Lauderdale County could be completely devastated by this project.

Unfortunately, Cypress Creek today is not the pristine body of water that has flowed through the western end of the county for decades. The Save Cypress Creek organization's website features photographs of damage that had already been wrought by man's carelessness: link.

The next meeting of the Florence City Council will be Tuesday, December 30th, at 5:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building. We encourage all who can to be present to continue to protest the city's purchase of the 157 acres that comprise the country club and its plans to destroy this property, damaging Cypress Creek in the process.

Quote of the day: First Southern President Jack Johnson, who has been in the banking business for many years, said this is the first robbery he has been involved in. (TimesDaily, 12/17)