UPDATE 17 JUNE 2019
Aullwood Audubon is holding a Save Knoop Prairie Action Meeting from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Aullwood Farm, 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton OH on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (PLEASE NOTE THIS NEW TIME.) Join us to learn more about the impacts of the planned industrial development on Paul E. Knoop Jr. Prairie and the surrounding region. Alexis R. Faust, Executive Director of Aullwood Audubon and others will share vital information regarding watershed, traffic, viewshed, noise pollution, light pollution and other environmental concerns related to the development. This Save Knoop Prairie Action Meeting is free and open to the public.
We have been informed by the Dayton International Airport’s attorney that the Dayton City Manager’s office has cancelled the Public Meeting scheduled for 5:30 PM on Tuesday June 18th based upon issues Aullwood raised in our letter to the City of Dayton. ( You can read the cancellation notice at https://www.daytonohio.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1332 ) In the letter, we informed the City and the Airport that what they had scheduled was not a true “public hearing,” that there had been a lack of candor and transparency throughout this process, and that there were many additional environmental, zoning, and water issues involved. For the first time, we have been told that there is already an executed purchase agreement for the Paul E. Knoop Jr. Prairie property.
Aullwood’s previously scheduled meeting at Aullwood Farm will still take place. We hope to have additional information on these developments at that time. Please also plan to attend the next City of Dayton Commission Meeting on Wednesday June 19th at 6:00 PM at 101 W Third St, Second Floor, Dayton, OH 45402 for further engagement on this issue. Please continue to direct people to www.saveknoop.org to widen the circle of those involved in this effort. Your ongoing support to #PreserveKnoopPrairie is critical and very much appreciated!
Previously posted on June 13th:
The City of Dayton has now scheduled a Public Meeting on the development of Paul E. Knoop Jr. Prairie on Tuesday, June 18 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Friends and Family Center at the Dayton International Airport. We urge everyone troubled by the prairie development to attend this crucial meeting and demonstrate the great public concern felt by people throughout the area regarding the many issues this development raises.
Prior to the Public Meeting, Aullwood Audubon will hold a Knoop Prairie Info Meeting from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM at Aullwood Farm, 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton OH. Please join us to learn more about the impacts of the planned industrial development on Paul E. Knoop Jr. Prairie and the surrounding region. Alexis R. Faust, Executive Director of Aullwood Audubon and others will share vital information regarding watershed, traffic, viewshed, noise pollution, light pollution and other environmental concerns related to the development. This Info Meeting is free and open to the public.
For those who do not wish to drive themselves, Aullwood will offer free bus transportation from Aullwood Farm to the airport for the Public Meeting. Those who wish to drive can follow the signs to the parking garage; free parking will be provided on the third level of the garage at the airport. Enter the main entrance to the airport terminal, turn right in front of TSA and head toward the far end of the lobby to the Friends and Family Assistance Center.
Your attendance at the Dayton International Airport Public Meeting is vital to the effort to preserve Knoop Prairie. Please call 937-890-7360 or email [email protected]