The Friends of Crystal Spring Forest has released a new video to help save the 110-acre Crystal Spring Farm, which is slated for destruction by a massive multiple-use planned development. Following Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides’ latest proposal to purchase Crystal Spring Farm using a combination of Program Open Space moneys and other public funds, this latest video demonstrates the widespread base of support in the community for saving this precious Annapolis resource as well as the many different reasons why this area should be protected. It is our hope that in seeing this video, Mayor Pantelides, Speaker Mike Busch, and other area leaders will realize how important this issue is to Annapolitans and will continue their efforts to save the last, best place in Annapolis.
Crystal Spring Farm is home to 82 acres of contiguous forest, 222 species of birds, and many other kinds of wildlife. The proposed development would cut down at least 49 acres of forest, including many of Annapolis’ largest specimen trees. The birds and wildlife would lose their habitat, and increased traffic and school overcrowding would ruin the quality of life in Annapolis.