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Crystal Spring Legal Defense Fund

Anticipating the need to go to court to protect the Crystal Spring forest, the Sierra Club has joined with other environmental and community groups to establish a Crystal Spring Legal Defense Fund.

Deep-pocketed developers behind the massive project have made it clear they'll pursue the deal variously valued at worth $200 million to $325 million despite intense community opposition.

The opposing groups and individuals have set an initial target of $30,000 for a court fight, and anticipate that's just a beginning. Contributions are tax-deductible.

We've arranged with the Severn Riverkeeper to accept donations on that group's website, Go to the Donate page and be sure to write "Crystal Spring Legal Defense Fund" in the Comment field.

Donations also can be mailed to: CS Legal Defense Fund, c/o Severn Riverkeeper, 329 Riverview Trail, Annapolis MD 21401.

To keep up to date on the fight, visit or the Smart Growth Annapolis Facebook page.