i received this from the Az yahoo group.
For those in this area, take a good look at this and attend this meeting if you can.
The notice below is in reference to stopping a proposed "Landfill" located within the MGCP (Florence Junction) area. The MGCP has been working for nearly 7 years to develop a "recreation/cultural/historical/scenic" area for the citizens of Arizona. Pinal County has included this area in their "Open Space" planning and it has been included in the "20 Year Trails Plan".
Pinal County helped fund (along with State Land Dept) the Morrison Inst. to do the Superstition Vistas "vision" for the State Land surrounding this area. The Morrison Inst. agreed with the MGCP in keeping this area for Open Space and recreation.
Now Pinal County wants to rezone 600 plus acres of private land that is for sale to allow a landfill develop. The Florence Junction (MGCP) area is probably contains more recreational trails; cultural petroglyphs, and/or historical credits than anywhere else in the state. Cottonwood Canyon would be paved with NUMEROUS large trucks in and out daily.................... do we want it to look like A.J. with this massive scar along the horizon?
Actually, it would be a great place to develop an OHV park in that most is rock or slab rock................. ?? $$$$$$
Please help keep this area pristene for recreation and outdoor enjoyment......................
IT IS REQUESTED AS MANY CITIZENS AS POSSIBLE ATTEND THE MEETING NEXT TUESDAY........................ OHV: WEAR RED IF POSSIBLE.................... PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE ON TO YOUR MAIL LISTS. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP.......................
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED TO SAVE OUR DESERTS (FLORENCE JUNCTION)
WHAT: An Open House to Discuss a
Proposed NEW REGIONAL LANDFILL
In Pinal County
WHERE: Florence High School Cafeteria
1001 S Willow Street
Florence, AZ 85232
WHEN: Tuesday, July 24, 2007
TIME: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
SPONSORED BY: UNKNOWN
LANDFILL LOCATION: A private parcel completely surrounded by BLM land
that contains ecological, historical, and cultural resources. The site is located 13 miles NE of Florence just south of Florence Junction, 6 miles east of SR 79 through the Planned Superstition Vistas, off Cottonwood Canyon Road.
IS THIS LANDFILL SITE IN YOUR BACK YARD?
The answer should be a resounding YES by all Arizona residents.
WHY? Located in the Middle Gila Canyons Area, the Landfill will destroy hundreds of acres of Pristine Desert land, disturb and destroy animal habitats and methods of feeding, interfere with the many recreationists visiting the Middle Gila Canyon Area for hunting, camping, hiking, sightseeing, OHV riding, and driving for pleasure.
IS THIS NEW LANDFILL NEEDED? This answer is a resounding NO because
Allied Waste?s Cactus Waste Landfill and Waste Management?s Butterfield Landfill have sufficient capacities to accommodate all the waste materials
from Pinal, Pima, and Maricopa Counties and all the expected new
population growth for a minimum of 100 years and probably longer.
HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? Both Waste companies are willing to build Transfer
Stations at strategic locations near major populations. Waste material is compacted at a Transfer Station and trucked to the landfill every day. No Waste material remains overnight at a Transfer Station. This simple and easy solution to the disposition of our solid waste will save hundreds of acres of desert land as well as the recreation lands of the Middle Gila Conservation Area.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS OPEN HOUSE: Everyone who has an interest in the future of our State, County and Region and cares about the lands of our Country.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION YOU MAY CONTACT:
Bonnie Bariola at firstname.lastname@example.org