To the editor:
I am writing to express my concern and raise awareness of the potential development of Blue Diamond Hill by Jim Rhodes. Growing up, I spent every weekend climbing and hiking in the pristine canyons of Red Rock with my dad, and the beauty of this incredible natural resource has never ceased to amaze me. Last fall, I left Blue Diamond to study music at the California Institute of the Arts and upon returning I discovered a whole new appreciation for this land’s unique natural beauty and a desire to preserve it.
Over the past 19 years that I have been utilizing Red Rock I have witnessed the increase in human traffic in the park and the negative impact that goes along with it — graffiti, litter, pollution and fires. Inserting a city in the middle of this beautiful natural resource would be absolutely devastating to the unspoiled magnificence of this natural resource forever.
I hope to someday share the natural beauty of Red Rock Canyon with my children the same way that my dad shared it with me.