Have I photographed your family at the E L Johnson Nature Center in Bloomfield Hills?
Unfortunately, a developer is litigating to replat a parcel of adjacent land that he owns in order to construct five large homes on 4.5 wooded acres overlooking the nature center pond.
These homes will have a negative impact on the aesthetics of the property, the wildlife habitat, and buffer that surrounds the nature center with a possible impact on water quality of the pond, and a degraded environment in which educational and public programs are conducted.
The homes would be located as close as 35 feet from the nature center's border with no opportunity to screen them.
The developer is suing the township because they have turned down his proposal. The township will continue to protect the ordinances. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/michael-schostak/protecting-the-nature-center/1890071417935266
The school board needs to hear from concerned nature lovers how important it is to continue to protect the nature center's existing property by pursuing any means of stopping the development and exploring how the land could be purchased.
You can easily help us bring awareness to protecting this beautiful oasis, please email MarlaMichele68@yahoo.com and I will give you the details. We are offering a family portrait session with a complimentary enlargement to the first 25 families who contact us with the willingness to help. All it takes is a letter or email and a small monetary donation of 5.00 or more to the nature center towards the rescued animal sanctuaries.