The Stop the Balfour Parkway will host a booth at Mother Earth News Fair

Press release from Stop The Balfour Parkway:

Stop The Balfour Park Parkway will have a presence at the “Mother Earth News Fair” this weekend at the Western North Carolina Agriculture Center near Asheville Airport.  The “Stop the Balfour” booth (#1103) will be staffed by volunteers to inform attendees about the proposed parkway in Henderson County.  They will be on hand to answer questions, distribute flyers and offer photos, maps and videos for viewing.

“The Balfour Parkway will create a path of destruction across our hills, forests, open lands and critical wetlands, crossing over important creeks such as Clear Creek, Wolfpen Creek and Mud Creek,” states Cindy Lemon, Campaign Manager of the Stop the Balfour Organization.  She adds: “A four lane expressway will interfere with natural wildlife corridors, denude the beautiful rolling hills that this county is famous for, and potentially pollute our mountain streams with runoff from the asphalt road.  Additionally, several Federal Species of Concern and State Threatened wildlife are in the path of this road.  The Stop the Balfour Organization is vehemently opposed to this careless disregard for our natural environment.”

Fair attendees are encouraged to stop by Stop the Balfour booth to learn more and sign the petition (attached).  For every $5 donation you will receive a “Stop the Balfour” button and for a $10 donation you will receive a yard sign.  All net proceeds go toward the Stop the Balfour Parkway campaign.

The Mother Earth News Fair hours are 9-6 PM on Saturday and 9-5 PM on Sunday.  Pre-order a weekend wristband pass for $20 (includes all workshops) at or buy a wristband at the gate for $30.  Children 17 and under get in free.

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