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Letters & Media
The public outcry has been fast and furious. Take a second to read letters and editorials below. Also, write your own and send them to UNCA and the media.

Letters of Concern

Letter to the Asheville Citizen-Times (PDF 4k)
Letter to the Community (PDF 4k)
Heather Rayburn - UNCA Alumni/Neighbor

Letter to Chancellor Mullen (PDF 4k)
David Clarke - Asst. Professor, UNCA Biology Dept.

Letter to Chancellor Mullen (PDF 4k)
James Cassara- UNCA Alumni/Parent/Neighbor

Letter to the Mountain Xpress (PDF 3k)
Sara Marshall - Asheville Resident

Letter to Chancellor Mullen (PDF 3k)
Letter to the Mountain Xpress (PDF 3k)
Mary Fierle - Asheville Resident

Letter to Chancellor Mullen (PDF 4k)
Maarten Pennink - Asheville Visitor

Media Coverage

UNCA parking lot plan doesn't represent students' values
Asheville Citizen-Times, May 16, 2004

Both Asheville and UNCA can lessen parking problems with better emphasis on bus service
Asheville Citizen-Times, May 13, 2004

May 13 Press Conference Statements
Beth Keefauver, on behalf of Friends of the UNCA Urban Forest, describing the campaign mission (PDF 3k)
Mary Fierle, Neighbor, describing what the forest means to the community (PDF 3k)
Suzanne van Duym, Student, on the objections of the campus community (PDF 3k)
Bob Gale, Ecologist, on the forest’s importance as an educational resource (PDF 3k)

Guest Editorial: UNCA Should Exhaust All Other Options Before Clearing More Forest Land for Parking Spaces
Bryan Freeborn - Asheville Transit Commission
Asheville Citizen-Times, May 9 page A13

ACT Supports UNCA's Parking Proposal
Asheville Citizen-Times, May 1, 2004


Proposed area for parking lot just off WT Weaver Boulevard, at the entrance to the Forest Service Research Station.
Map not to scale.
Friends of the UNCA Urban Forest - friends@uncaforest.org