To: Alex Morse, Mayor of the City of Holyoke and Stephen Crosby, Chair, Massachusetts Gaming Commission

No casino on Mount Tom

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Mount Tom is an irreplaceable natural and economic resource for all of the Connecticut River Valley. Please reject any and all inappropriate developments -- such as the two casino plans -- for this treasure.

Why is this important?

Once again, Mount Tom -- not only an icon of the Connecticut River Valley but one of Massachusetts' most important natural areas -- is being treated as a potential site for intensive commercial development.

Multi-story, brightly-lit buildings and overwhelming traffic should never despoil this keystone of the area's landscape, outdoor recreation, wildlife corridor, and rare species habitat -- a decades-long focus of local, state, federal, and non-profit land conservation efforts.