I have a long-term goal to recover from a benign knee tumor removal and hike through the Amon Basin for my first time. My home is three miles from there and I drive past it daily. I frequently see people out on the trails and remind myself to keep pushing so I, too, can enjoy the beauty nature has to offer in my own backyard. It would be quite heartbreaking to never have experienced the hike or the natural wildlife in the Amon Basin and Creek.
I have read the SEPA Environmental Checklist that Hayden Homes submitted in regards to the Beer Falls Project. I repeatedly questioned their knowledge of Amon Basin and Creek even existing. The project and the Amon Creek almost touch at some points making it critical that it be included in the checklist. It should be mandatory that Hayden Homes inquire what effect their project would have on the Amon Basin area. There is no physical way that the project will not affect the natural environment and wildlife there. There needs to be a determination of significance to protect the Amon area that hundreds have and can continue to enjoy.
BRITTNEY V. TEJEDA, Richland