Letter: Local Boy Scout wants to see more land set aside for recreation

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  • | 2:00 p.m. March 27, 2023
  • Ormond Beach Observer
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Reserving land for recreation

Dear Editor:

One of my concerns is that we should reserve more land for recreational reasons. I would like to express my reasons for point of view. 

I strongly believe that land can be used to preserve animal habitats and natural resources. This is a smart move because when you think about it. If we ever wanted to study animals or other natural resources, those would be there for us to study at our expenses. 

Also, the reserved land can be used as a getaway place. Does anybody ever go home and think, "I just need a place to get away from everything?” Well, that land that was reserved would be that one place. When people go to places like this, they have a certain state of mind that is like you found that place.

Lastly, places like parks can be used to appreciate nature. When you feel like you need a place to sort things out, parks can be that calm, serene place. As an added bonus, they could probably help lift your mood. 

I hope that we, as a society, play an important role in preservation of our undeveloped land for future generations. 

Erick J. Palacios II, age 12 

Boy Scouts Troop 403 

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