Friday, April 11, 2008

Natural Versus Manmade

A quiet secluded area, pine trees. All gone when a shopping complex that included Wal-Mart was built, leaving a tarmac plain.

For the Town of Plattsburgh it was worth it. More money rolling in.

But a vast parking lot means more run off when it rains. No forest floor to absorb the water. Also, such a lot is perfect for the wind to sweep away any trash lying around. The last areas of natural landscape catch the litter, tree and brush sentries.

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