As a public school teacher in the Prescott area I can speak to the responses I get from students when they hear of the development in the Dells. With a saddened or confused look they ask, “Why would they build homes, resort, and walls all over that area? It is so pretty. It is one of my favorite places to go with friends. What about the wildlife?”

I’m even more saddened when I can’t give them a viable answer. I ask the mayor and developers to put preservation before development for once in history.

Ian Owens