While the media ignore the ongoing destruction of Belle Isle and the Detroit Riverfront, City officials seem bent on making the City look its worst for the upcoming SuperBowl. The Detroit Zoo wants to close the Aquarium--not to save money--but to pave the way for a planned $100 million (?) aquarium along the riverfront, another financial fiasco for Detroit.
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From Friends of Belle Isle Aquarium:
SAVE THE BELLE ISLE AQUARIUM!
Only 15 days before the City of Detroit and the Zoological Commission
Close down the 101 year old Aquarium, the oldest in the U.S.A.
Lose an important community and visitor attraction
Disperse and possibly cause the extinction of valuable fish species from all over the world
Destroy a valuable and important historic resource on Belle Isle!
JOIN WITH OTHER CITIZENS
SUNDAY AFTERNOON FEBRUARY 20, 2004
in front of the Aquarium
to show your displeasure with this unprecedented sudden closure
and your willingness to find a way to keep the Aquarium open!
The citizens need time to join with the City
to find economically viable solutions to keeping the Aquarium open.
DO NOT CLOSE IT NOW!
What else can you do?
Write to Honorable Kwame Kilpatrick, Mayor, City of Detroit
Honorable Members of the Detroit City Council
Dr. Ron Kagan, Director of the Zoo
Mrs. Ruth Glancy, Chairperson of the Detroit Zoological Society
Honorable Jennifer M. Granholm, Governor of the State of Michigan
Your State Senator and State Representative
Let them know you want to keep the Aquarium open!
For more information, contact:
Friends of Belle Isle Aquarium, http://belleisleaquarium.com