To the editor:
I am writing to express passionate opposition to the proposed "Kansas River Expression of Soul Project."
My family and I are homeowners in the Pinckney Neighborhood and use Burcham Park several times a week and love the natural habitat and the animals we get to spot there.
It seems that a woman artist from out of town has proposed a project in league with the Kansas University sculpture department, to create a very invasive trail system that would weave throughout the riverfront woods, to exhibit their "environmental art." After personally talking to this woman I realize she is ill-informed of the actual habitat she dares to tamper with and holds little regard for the actual people who live in this neighborhood.
I am shocked to find out that her KREOS Web site has listed contributing scientists who have actually withdrawn their support and other organizations who were only in support of an earlier idea to put the art near City Hall.
There is growing unrest over this to the point that the City Commission has put this project on hold. I hope this becomes public knowledge so that people have the chance to voice their protest.
Katie Euliss, Lawrence