Regarding the article ("Galveston conservation group is in a multimillion-dollar race to save West End," The Daily News, Sept. 9): I cannot stress enough that properties available for preservation will be snapped up by other buyers if Artist Boat isn't successful in raising the funds in time.

They're working tirelessly to acquire moneys from state and federal sources, as well as private donations.

As inhabitants of Galveston Island, we should be inspired by their efforts and contribute to this cause. In so many ways, it's to our advantage to preserve the land. Do we really want to have nothing but thousands of beach houses, hotels and golf courses on the island?

How can we show our children, grandchildren and future generations what the island looked like? We have the opportunity to preserve wetlands, coastal prairie, endangered species, a resting place for migrating birds, etc.

Let's rise to this challenge and personally contribute to this effort. Please go to their website at artistboat.org or mail a check to Artist Boat Inc., 13330 Settegast Road, Galveston, TX 77554.

Time is of the essence.

Corrie Dotson

Galveston

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Bailey Jones

[thumbup] I agree. It's easy to set up a monthly donation to Artist Boat. Once this coastal prairie is gone, it's gone forever.

Dan Freeman

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Gary Miller

Bailey? Gone where? Low value land converted to high value use isn't gone. It still exists in a more useful form. Gone might be low value forever.

Bailey Jones

Ever the Trumpster.

Pave paradise, and put up a parking lot.

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