cowboy (beachwoodsparks) wrote in preserve_li,

General Update

Hi everyone, thank you all for showing interest in this group. Really. I know it's just a community right now, but I am going to put my best effort in to make this a well known and active organization, if it's the last thing I do (besides burn down a "point-of-woods" community =] just kidding!).

Anyway, I would like to take a minute and talk about the Save the Cottages effort, if anyone doesn't know what that is, you can visit the website here: - everything you need to know is there, including a petition, and a pre-written letter to the state. Feel free to write your own! Now, to my knowledge, it has already been decided that they are knocking it down. I really don't know if theres anything left that we can do to stop this, but I read in Newsday that the bulldozing can happen anytime from October 1 to the spring. So, while it can happen any day.. it hasn't happened yet, so I want to contact Save the Cottages and see if they plan on any further action, and I would just like to know how many of you would be interested in helping with this effort.

For anyone who has never been to the West Meadow cottages, I have some pictures of some of the cottages and the beach posted in my journal, here is a link to that particular entry in case anyone would like to see what it looks like. They're still there as of now, and you can walk around and take pictures, if you want directions, just leave a comment or e-mail me.

In other news, we have a strong interest in this group, and it's only day one, so I'm just curious to see if anyone plans on taking any positions in the future. Right now, it won't be necessary since we are a small group, but eventually I'll push people to take some responsibility in upkeep.

Also, I would like to know some more about you guys. Your name, age, any previous experience in activism, and most important, your location, because eventually, I'd like to arrange a meeting somewhere that's in close proximity to everyone. I live in Saint James, which is near Stony Brook University, and I know a few of you also go there.

And one more thing - how does everyone feel about the election?? Keep the obscenities to a minimum, please!

Thanks everyone.
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