I am ashamed that the selfish needs of a few jeopardize the beauty and environmental well-being of the majority. It is a disgrace that a few misguided public officials approved the avaricious wishes of real estate interests for what they call “development” or “progress” when it is truly destruction and carnage. What I am writing about is the eyesore at the rim of the valley right in front of those traveling east through Sumner down State Route 410.
A few years ago I took pride in describing the tall pristine line of conifers that rimmed this part of the valley to my friends visiting from across the country. Now I am ashamed of the barren area that will soon to be marred with homes. It is truly dismaying that when one views the rim of the valley that it is only the Pierce County and Bonney Lake area which has the wide swiping areas where trees have been wantonly cleared. Certainly this is not progress in a world that more than ever needs to focus on aesthetics and sustainability.
Growth may need to occur but not at the expense of the namesake for the Evergreen State.