Ann and Larry DuPont, have long cared for their family farmland on Spring Road, and have also gone to great care to protect the beautiful Sink Springs on their land, a direct opening to the aquifer, where aquifer levels can be seen to rise and fall. A ceiling collapse in this old cave created, a round opening filled with water, a very interesting karst feature in our local landscape, upstream of Spring Lake. They have generously opened the Spring up for public viewing in the past so that others could appreciate this incredible feature. The DuPonts have been truly dedicated in coming to Council meetings to talk about the springs, and sinkholes on their land that need to be considered during development planning. This is a precious and beautiful site, and we appreciate their care for these springs, which are the very upper head of our river, even upstream of Spring Lake.