We believe that the Wissahickon and environs, as they are, are essential to the southeastern region of Pennsylvania. Countless citizens enjoy the park for what it is, a respite from city life. A place to walk, jog, bike or ride your horse. A place to commune with nature. A place to take photographs, skim stones, picnic or just sit on a bench ... quietly. The encroachment of city life is everywhere but here. we'd like to keep it this way. What we don't want is more noise and traffic. More parking lots and sanitation facililities. More disturbance and destruction of public land. We therefore petition our legislators to prohibit the construction of a zip line in a most serene setting. If you agree with our statement, please sign below.


Alliance for Preservation of the Wissahickon



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    Carol Arita, United States

    2 years ago Comments: As a Friend of Pennypack member who researched the company after their "presentation" I found opposition throughout the United Kingdom that unfortunately has about 27 sites. I emailed a friends'group there and was advised to fight fast and hard. Your city councilman can if willing cancel the project. We wrote letters to the heads of Parks and rec as well as Go Ape. Just going to its site was reason to reject parks like Pennypack and The Wissahicon. To me it seemed it was a done deal until we spoke up and spoke to members of our group as well who seemed at first charmed by the presentation with a slideshow of smiling kids. The website Go-Ape .net I believe is a grest resource.From what I hear, The Friends of the Wissahikon are supporting this project-ask your leadership why there has been so much opposition? Do they want frat parties and corporate groups to screech through the zip lines? We are not just an old peoples'group just because we meet ata retirement home-as was suggested by the corporate rep in aan on line commentary blog. That was not why they gave up on the site they wanted-which was by the way acrosss from a protected wildlife area as well. We are very lucky that Go ape died up here in the Northeast. Such a facility is more appropriate at a site with other recreational features such as boating or skating. Plus the leasing of Public land for Private profits is a bad way to go . They talk like they know so much about the environment-using "invasiveplants"and other terms but the main motive will always be profit,and once there, they will be hard to get rid of unless they give up after seeing all the vandalism that can occur. I do not understand why the Parks and Rec Dept is so hot about this.It seems after the merger and thinking they will actually make money off nature is attractive to those in the big seats. I hope it is not too late and wish you luck.
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    modular homes upstate NY, Russian Federation

    2 years ago Comments: tKLePR A round of applause for your post.Really thank you! Great.
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    Sheryl Richman, United States

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