125-Foot Cell Tower Planned for Village of Rhododendron

What's the deal?
Cell Tower impact
Who gains? (land owner only)
Will you help?

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A 125-foot cell tower is proposed for the Village of Rhododendron by AT&T. The site that has been selected is on the east side of the Mt. Hood Food Store, just in front of the Cascade Geographic Society's land.

All over the country, cell towers are blighting the landscape. They are considered one of the worst "eyesores" of urbanization, changing the character of neighborhoods, small towns, and even large cities. The impacts are even worse to rural areas.

Due to the nature of this proposed structure, its presence will cause a major impact to the historic character of the Village of Rhododendron. AT&T does not plan to camouflage the cell tower, which will be visible from East Highway 26, a state scenic highway, as well as from Cascade Geographic Society's land, which is located directly behind the 125-foot tower.

As proposed, the Cascade Geographic Society cannot support AT&T's 125-foot cell tower. No entity will gain from this project except Mt. Hood Food Store, who will lease the land to them for $1,500 a month for the next thirty years, and AT&T. The Village of Rhododendron and its residents and visitors, not to mention the Cascade Geographic Society, will be the big losers.

Cascade Geographic Society needs assistance in fighting AT&T's proposed 125-foot cell tower. This is a replay of "David and Goliath", and we can use help. If you would like to volunteer by writing letters, passing out petitions, doing research on the internet, etc., please get in touch with us at (503) 622-4798 or write us at: P.O. Box 398, Rhododendron, Oregon 97049.