A pair of Wyckoff, N.J., teens is appealing to actress Tara Reid for help in halting plans for a housing development near her childhood home.

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The house still owned by Reid's parents is one of only two in a wooded area on the upper edge of a ravine, described as "one of the most beautiful areas in all of Wykoff" by sisters Norah and Clare Scanlan in their letter to Reid.

The Ramapo High School students asked the "American Pie" star to purchase the parcel to keep it from being developed.

"We wrote to Tara in hopes that she would turn the ravine into a park," Clare Scanlan said in a news release. "The ravine is one of the most beautiful areas in all of Wyckoff."

Wyckoff, about 30 miles from New York, is also the childhood home of "American Idol" semi-finalist Constantine Maroulis.