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YOUR OPINION: Grant will advance "Greening'

YOUR OPINION: Grant will advance "Greening'

December 26th, 2010 by Frank Rycyk, 406 Chestnut St., Jefferson City in News

Dear Editor:

I would like to congratulate city staff for their work toward acquiring a federal grant. The City of Jefferson is one of five state capitals in the nation to be selected for the "Greening of America's Capitals" program.

Two of the goals of the program are to connect cities to their waterways and to create sustainable public spaces.

The word sustainable suggests to me ecologically sound. I question the wisdom of the concrete liner to much of Wear's Creek. The more we minimize pavement the more we re-charge aquifers and reduce flood-creating runoff. Hopefully our consultants will lead us in this direction.