By Allyssa Marson
Morning Sentinel letter-to-the-editor
As an eighth-grade student in Maine, I am concerned about proposed development up near where I camp. The business parks, resorts, and buildings proposed by Plum Creek will ruin the whole quiet, peaceful nature setting of the woods. At my camp in Seboomook near Moosehead Lake, the naturalistic atmosphere is amazing and beautiful in every season. At night, all we can see is the moon shining really bright and the mouth-dropping stars. We see all of this because there is no light in the woods. If we were to have these businesses and homes, there would be less to see in the beautiful sky. Also, at my camp we see a lot of wildlife such as partridge, moose, deer, rabbits, and sometimes bear. The northern woods are most popular during hunting seasons, but it wouldn’t be for long. Having all of this stuff ruins the whole point of camping or leaving town for a different lifestyle. I can just imagine my family and I fishing on the beautiful lake when the sun is shining and it is very quiet and peaceful, to then all of the sudden hear a loud bulldozer or chainsaw from workers. I know that it would be so bad to go to my camp and have to worry about not having a good time. There’s no point of going because it would feel like I’m at my own home. Having all these distractions is a bad idea.