Tell Council: Save White Pond!
Akron City Council appears to be rushing their vote to approve the development plans for White Pond, and Citizens are opposed to their plans. This wetland area is home to vulnerable species of wildlife — likely including a few endangered species, though more time is needed to confirm. In Ohio, 90% of wetlands have already been destroyed, and as climate change intensifies, we can’t afford to destroy natural habitats, including a peat bog, which is something that is excellent at storing carbon and for mitigating air, water, soil, and noise pollution.
We need you to call, text, and email your Akron City Councilperson. Tell them to vote “No” on the White Pond development plan and that we need more time for ecological and traffic studies. Follow this link if you need to find out who represents you or their contact info: https://www.akroncitycouncil.org/members