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Help save Camp Strake, the last remaining natural oasis in the region.

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In keeping with the wishes of the philanthropist George Strake, who donated Camp
Strake to the Boy Scouts over 70 years ago, and never donated anything for people or groups to profit from. Camp Strake and it's 2,100 acres of abundant wildlife, wetlands, and natural lakes, should be designated a Nature Preserve. It's unfathomable that the Mayor and City Council of Conroe, TX voted to issue variances, so that Camp Strake can be bought out of the 100 year flood plain, by filling in the wetlands and natural lakes. Are you concerned at all with Endangered Species that have been spotted in and around the camp? Haven't you destroyed enough pristine property in multiple states in your 30 year career? Why don't you give something back to this community? Rename the park George Strake Memorial Park or Larry D. Johnson Nature Preserve. This would be a fabulous vision for the future of our community. Try to imagine Houston without Memorial Park. If it's possible for you to leave the Camp standing and you have the means to, Camp Strake will be the only natural oasis left standing, in a sea of concrete, steel and asphalt. Have you conducted an environmental impact study, or a presence/absence survey? We don't need another shopping mall, there is already a great big one down the street and the Hughes Development has made sure there is surplus of high end homes. The wildlife in the area are running out of habitat. Thousands of trees have been cut down. Please, reconsider destroying this unique property. Give something back to nature, and be a good steward of the earth.

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