Target: Varick Town Supervisor Bob Hayssen
Goal: Protect rare white deer from certain death by purchasing land around the old Seneca Army Depot to utilize as an eco-park.
Hundreds of rare white deer who roam freely at the 7,000-acre Seneca Army Depot in New York could face certain death when the land goes up for sale soon. The white deer have been able to thrive in the area surrounding the abandoned army depot thanks to a fence that has helped protect them from predators.
The Seneca Army Depot has the largest known population of the white deer. If the buyer of the depot land takes down the fence, the deer aren’t expected to survive for long due to predators and hunters.
Many groups are fundraising to buy some of the land to keep as a protected area for the deer and to turn into a tourist attraction, as the deer are a popular attraction among visitors. Bob Aronson, Executive Director of the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency, is selling the land and has made an offer to the town of Varick that they can have the land that falls within their borders for a dollar so long as they market it themselves.
Varick Town Supervisor Bob Hayssen said they are considering the deal and would turn 1,000 acres into an eco-park for the deer. Urge Varick officials to save the rare white deer by taking this deal and turning the land into an eco-park safe haven for the deer.
Dear Town Supervisor Hayssen,
Hundreds of rare white deer that make up the largest known white deer population have been able to thrive within the protected area of the 7,000-acre Seneca Army Depot. If the wrong buyer gets their hands on that land, it could be the end of the white deer there.
These rare deer are awe-inspiring to locals and visitors and deserve a chance to survive and thrive. The deal you have been offered by Bob Aronson would allow the deer to do just that. I urge you to save the rare white deer by taking this deal and turning the land into an eco-park safe haven for the deer.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Adrian Korte