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For years, millions of people have enjoyed the pristine area affectionately known to locals as "Boca Chica". World class fishing, birding, and nature watching are just a few of the things that this magical place provides. For 60 years a pure beautiful beach has been preserved by both state and county taxes. Rare wildlife is currently protected on our beach. The beach itself is a valuable asset to our country's shore.
We are all for technological improvement, just not at Boca Chica Beach. This petition seeks to stop the SpaceX project from harming our great and precious Boca Chica Beach. Stop SpaceX!
As of September 2012 US Forest Service has closed all free camp sites in Coopers Creek WMA in Union County Georgia. To keep us out they have bought and moved in huge boulders.
We as tax paying citizens are outraged by this! Local families have used the sites for years, some dating back to the 1930's. we are demanding them to be reopened!
The money we pay in taxes and fees for hunting license and fishing license pay the salaries to maintain the land, not to close it down!
Since the tearing up of the 1999 Fishing Agreement, there has been a clear lack of action taken by the Royal Gibraltar Police and the Royal Navy in enforcing Gibraltarian Law and tackling the completely illegal incursions by the Guardia Civil in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters.
It is generally understood that this is mainly to do with the UKs wish to avoid any sort of political confrontation with a fellow EU member or NATO ally.
We, the Gibraltarian people, are fed up with the constant aggressive and belligerent behaviour of our neighbour and the constant appeasement and inaction by those required by our constitution to defend us and Gibraltars territorial and political integrity. This includes the complete lack of any political will to tackle the issues which constitute oppression by the Kingdom of Spain towards Gibraltar and its people.
We are British Citizens. If this happened in waters off the UK, the response would be different. This is where the Governors attitude is wrong. The waters around Gibraltar are British - if you do not enforce it as such over time we will lose it.
იცით თუ არა რომ რეალური იქტიოლოგიური კვლევები საქართველოში ბოლოს 80-წლებში ჩატარდა?
დღეს დღეობით არავინ იცის დადასტურებით რა ხდება ჩვენს წყლებში, მაგრამ ეს არ უშლის არავის გასცეს რეწვის ლიცენზიები და კვოტებიც კი დააწესოს.
ჩვენი კლუბი უკვე ოთხი წელია არსებობს და იმედია ბევრი რამ აქვს გაკეთებული საქართველოში პატიოსანი მეთევზეების მთელი პლეადის ჩამოყალიბებისთვის.
მაგრამ ჩვენ ვერ გავწვდებით იმ დავალებებს რომლებიც შესაბამისმა სახელმწიფო უწყებამ უნდა შეასრულოს.
მართლაც აბსოლუტურად გაუგებარია თუ როგორ ვერაფერს აკლებს ბრაკონიერებს ის სახელმწიფო რომელმაც
დაამარცხა კრიმინალი და კორუფცია ერთ ერთ ყველაზე კრიმინალურ და კორუფციულ რეგიონში. შეგვიძლია თუ არა გავაკეთოდ აქედან ლოგიკური დასკვა, რომ უბრალოდ არავის აინტერესებს ეს საკითხი?
ყველამ ვიცით - მასიური ძველბიჭობა, ქრთამის აღებ-მიცება, ღვედის არ შეკვრა ბოლოს და ბოლოს... იყო ნება და აღმოიფხვრა ეს ყოველივე.
მაშ როგორ მოვიქცეთ ჩვენ, პატიოსანი მოქალაქეები როდესაც ყოველ ნაბიჯზე ვაწყდებით ბრაკონიერების თარეშს?
როგორ მოვიქცეთ როდესაც ყველა ბაზარში დენით დაგრეხილი თევზები იყიდება?
ბრაკონიერი ხო ნარკოდილერივითაა - მიდიხარ რაიონში და ნებისმიერს ეკითხები თევზი სად ვიყიდოო.. როგორ გგონიათ ვისთან მიგიყვანენ?
იმაზე არაფერს ვამბობ სუფრაზე მიტანილი თევზის სანაცვლოდ ვინ მფარველობს ბრაკონიერებს რაიონებში. თუ ეს ქრთამად არ ითვლება?
თუ ეს არავინ იცის და ამას მარტო ჩვენ ვხედავთ?
ნუთუ იმისთვის რომ საკუთარი ბუნება დავიცვათ საჭიროა ევროპელმა პარტნიორებმა ცხვირი ჩაგვაყოფინონ და ევროპულ ოჯახში არ მიღების შიშით გაგვამკაცრებინონ კანონმდებლობა?
ძალიან არ მინდა კრიტიკის ქარცეცხლში გავახვიო შესაბამისი უწყება და სახემწიფო აპარატი. გასაგებია რო ქვეყნისთვის რთული დროა, ბოროტი ძალები კარს გვადგანან, მაგრამ! საქართველოს ბუნება და კერძოდ იქტიოფაუნა ისეთ კრიტიკულ ზღვარს არის მიახლოვებული რომ სხვა გზა არ გვაქვს.
ჩვენ არ ვართ ოპოზიცია ან პოზიცია, ჩვენ აპოლიტიკური, ბუნების მოყვარულ ადამიანთა გაერთიანება ვართ.
მინდა გაგაცნოთ ოთხი წლის სტატისტიკა, რომელიც უამრავი მეთევზის გამოკითხვის შედეგად მივიღეთ:
საქართველოში სრულიად გაწყდა -
- უკრაინული სალამურა
გადაშენების პირას მიყვანილია -
-ზუთხისებრთა ოჯახის ყველა წარმომადგენელი
და ეს არასრული ჩამონათვალია, ვინაიდან მეცნიერული კვლევები როგორც ავღნიშნე საქართველოში ბოლოს 80-იან წლებში ჩატარდა.
მართალი რომ გითხრად ერთადერთ ქმედით მექანიზმად მიმაჩნია ხმა მივაწვდინოთ უმაღლესი ხელისუფლების იმ წარმომადგენლებს ვინც ჩვენს ქვეყანაში რეალურად იღებენ გადაწყვეტილებას. ამისთვის გთხოვთ გაიზიაროთ ეს ღია წერილი, გაავრცელოთ იგი სოციალურ ქსელებში და შევაგროვოთ ხელმოწერათა მაქსიმალური რაოდენობა.
საქართველოს მეთევზეთა კლუბის პრეზიდენტი შოთა კვარაცხელია
There have been plans submitted by Architects on orders from the Tobago House of Assembly to construct a huge concrete & glass structure right across our fishing village beachfront.
Many villagers believe that this will destroy our village charm & be to the detriment of our way of life.
There have been no precise consultations with villagers on these proposals & we have drawn up an alternative proposal more inkeeping with the environment & region.
The security staff at the new boat ramp facility at Foreshore Rd do not allow the public to fish from the rocks that form part of the new structure. Fishing from these rocks would be one of the safest locations to rock fish in the Sydney metropolitan area.
The decision to stop the public fishing at this location is endangering life by requiring the public to fish from much less safe locations. This ruling should be changed. The use of security staff, CCTV, etc for a public boat ramp is a complete waste of tax payers funds and serves no public good.
The security staff, by harassing the public and generally deteriorating the quality of life for local residents and the general public who wish to utilise this area, achieve very little security benefit an generally do nothing but put the public offside to the extent that a reduced security outcome is a more likely result of this unnecessary large investment of tax payers funds.
Hank Williams Jr is the Pete Rose of getting into country music's hall of fame. He is the most deserving singer/songwriter not in yet. He should have been in decades ago. He is labeled an outlaw and his political views are blinding the association's vision of his true talents.
He is more deserving than half of the already inducted. I need your help to show the association that he belongs. It is not right or fair to the music world and all his fans. He has been in the business since the 50's law starting out very young after his father passed. Do this for me and all his fans. Look at his music not his views.
Vote Hank Williams Jr. Thank you and God bless.
The State of Hawaii is currently trying to ban the aquarium fishery which is the most managed near shore fishery in the State.
Science provides up to date fish counts and does not support a total ban. This is an environmental movement against fishing, and against management.
State regulations in Tennessee currently prohibit the taking of gamefish, excluding catfish, by any means other than angling (hook and line).
Freediving, the sport of diving without SCUBA equipment, and spearfishing are becoming increasingly popular. The desire to take a limited number of freshwater gamefish for consumption, by this method, is growing as well. With spearfishing, bycatch is eliminated. Spearfishing, specifically freediving and spearfishing, is a strenuous and challenging sport and it is not an attempt to make taking fish easier. Spear fishers, many of whom are also hook and line anglers, find it to be contradictory that in big game hunting the quarry may be shot but not baited; whereas in fishing, the quarry must be baited but not shot.
It seems that regulations follow the dollars signs of the big sporting industries, eg. bass boats, and bass tournaments, and don't give fair opportunity to those who would use other methods to pursue the same species. If a bass fisherman is allowed to harvest eight bass after hooking and possibly injuring ten others why can't a spear fisher harvest one bass, walleye, trout, or any other gamefish open to harvest by anglers?
Utah and Arkansas are two states that have already adopted regulations that allow spearfishing for freshwater gamefish. Freshwater tournaments are held annually in these states and spear fishers from all over the country come to these events because there is no opportunity in their own state. It would be to Tennessee's benefit to bring some of this economic activity back home.
The Newark Watershed (NWCDC) owns and operates reservoirs located in northwest New Jersey that make up the drinking water supply for the city of Newark, NJ. Four of the NWCDC reservoirs are open to the public for boating and fishing recreational use.
NWCDC regulations specify that: kayaks and canoes are NOT acceptable types of boats allowed on their reservoirs but row boats and bass boats with electric motors are fine. http://www.newarkwatershed.com NWCDC website "Boating Rules and Regulations rule #4": 4. Canoes, sailboats and inflatable floating crafts of any description are not allowed. Kayaks are also Prohibited.
Today, many people choose to fish from kayaks or canoes and this ban is unfairly restricts access to those people who choose to paddle their choice of craft.
The fenced off area along the waterfront at the intersection of Beach Channel Drive and Rockaway Freeway is public land. It has been neglected by the city for as long as anyone living in Rockaway can remember and is in complete disrepair.
The area remains as one of Rockaway's most active fishing spots but is very dangerous as there are large stones and scraps of metal sticking out of the broken concrete and as there are no guard rails preventing fisherman from falling onto the rocks below.
The benefits of a park in this location would greatly out weight the costs of this endeavor for the city as this area is small. Please sign this petition below to help give the Rockaway community the beautiful bay front park it deserves.
Aurora Reservoir Management.
We would like to request one night of fishing Aurora Reservoir, this summer.
The prohibition of fishing for salmon on a Sunday is contained in section 13 of the 1951 Act, as amended by the Freshwater and Salmon Fisheries (Scotland) Act 1976 (section 7 and Schedule 3) and the Salmon (Weekly Close Time) (Scotland) Regulations 1988 (SI 1988/390) made under the terms of section 3(3) of the 1986 Act.
Whilst understanding the need to have some time per week to allow salmon to escape anglers, there is no practical or rational reason why this should be a Sunday.
Many anglers work Monday to Friday, leaving only Saturday and Sunday to participate in their chosen pursuit. The status quo prohibits them from fishing for salmon on half of their weekend.
The reason for the current close time being a Sunday has probably got something to do with some religious organisation. It is time that anglers stood up and argued against religious zealots interfering with our fishing.
By all means, have a 24 close time, but let the members of Angling Associations determine what these are to be, not some unelected God Squad.
The use of cast nets for retrieving bait is a cost effective way for everyone to enjoy fishing without the high price tag of buying bait. Clearwater, Florida has imposed a rule that restricts the use of cast nets at the Drew Street Fishing Pier.
This forces most fisherman and women to purchase more expensive, less effective bait from bait shops not located close to the pier.
The N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission need to enact a law making a one mile exclusion zone around piers to all fishing vessels. This should include all netting, trolling, gigging, and fishing of all types.
By making fishing inside of on mile of a pier an arrestable offense, which would only make twenty miles of the North Carolina coast no boat fishing zone out of the three hundred and one miles of coast line, this will improve the pier(s) business, and keep the pier(s) a viable place to fish without the threat of losing fish or terminal tackle to vessels fishing.
The lack of this law also creates safety issues to occupants on fishing vessels and occupants on the pier(s). By pushing these vessels out would greatly reduce the risk of collisions.
The N.S Government wants to decrease the seal population on Sable Island. They'll do this by giving the females "Birth Control" for the next five years including when it starts or they may shoot 1,000 seals every year for the next five years including when it starts.
They are doing this because the N.S fisherman are complaining that the seals eat too much fish. Personally i think that is so stupid. The Fisherman don't "Own" the sea. They must share it with nature.
The seal disturbance will decrease tourists. We don't need to eat fish like the seals live of it. Seals are cute and adorable.
A very worrying trend is starting to embed itself into the Australian way of life, and the way we are governed by our elected representatives.
Recently the Federal Government and the Department under the guidance of the Hon. Peter Garrett MP has designated the Coral Sea as a Conservation Zone without consultation with anyone other than a couple of extreme conservation groups. This happened with a huge push from an overseas group called PEW based in the USA. PEW is extremely well funded and has had full rein of the halls in Canberra for the last couple of years pressuring Ministers and anyone else who will listen that a relatively untouched part of Australian waters needed zoning off and a no take zone created.
Without talking with fisheries representatives or anyone aligned with the boating or fishing industries the Government acted on their advice and has since made it a permit only area. The No take zoning is under review.
The concerning factor with this is the non alignment of this decision with the current East Coast Bioregional Planning Review which is reviewing the whole coastline from Cape York to Bermagui and beyond in one hit. This is from the 3nm (30m depth) mark out to the edge of Commonwealth waters and each of us should be very concerned and it has already been indicated more green no take zones are coming.
Where will the new zones be? We don’t know and the other issue is we don’t know if the State Government will use this as a vehicle for complimentary closures as they did in the Great Barrier Reef marine park zoning.
If you fish on the Eastern Seaboard, be concerned and get involved in discussions with your mates, with your family and with your local Politicians because they need to know that any shutdown without any scientific merit is simply a vote grabbing exercise with the Green political preference machine.
The private contractors were willing to carry out the works for a considerable charge, but would sell the fish as part of the process. British Waterways on the other hand are happy to rehome the fish in local waterways, but once rehomed, the fish will be owned by British Waterways and will not be returned to Chasewater.
Once the water levels and the ecology of the reservoir are back to acceptable levels, we could theoretically consider restocking the pools with new fish, but as we only make less than £500 from angling licenses a year, we won’t have available monies to do this. The lake’s SSSI status would also restrict how we could restock the reservoir, and no alien species or trout would be allowed back.
Stowe Pool – it’s an SSSI and Chasewater is considered to have a moderate risk of crayfish plague, so we aren’t allowed to put the fish into Stowe.
The Swag (or Jeffrey’s Pool and Jeffrey’s Swag) - it already holds a healthy population of fish, and when we are doing the works to the causeway we will have to lower the level of the water in this pool. If we put fish into the Swag now we would have to catch them again when we begin the works.
Slurry Pool - LDC doesn’t own it and its water quality is not certain. It does not have a water link with Chasewater so the fish won’t transfer from one to the other.
Anglesey Branch Canal – Many fish will have been washed through the valves to get into the canal so this area will already be heavily populated with fish. But when we close the valves to allow the reservoir to refill there will be no water feeding this part of the canal, and so its water levels are likely to fall.
Protect YOUR Mangroves from being CLEARED!
Your vote will be presented to the Council Mangrove Management team to oppose the petition prepared and premoted by the local Councillor to allow the clearing of Mangroves.
The following link WILL ensure your voice is heard:
Councillor's 'resident newsletter'. Pls read the total content to gain the councillor's perspective and then sign this Petition AND go to the above link to OPPOSE the clearing of Mangroves.
"Signatures are rolling in on these petitions – one to keep the gap open at Lota and the other to get rid of the mangroves around Darling Point adjacent to George Clayton Park. The State ministers office says Council must prepare a mangrove management plan and submit it to the State before action can be taken to remove the offending vegetation. I am happy to see mangroves growing strongly in other areas as I believe they are an important part of the marine ecosystem. I would like to have hundreds of signatures to present to the next Council meeting on 27th October."
"There are 11 signatures to each petition so if you can get a page filled or even partially filled my office can send you a sheet."
"I have prepared a petition calling upon council to prepare a management plan for the mangroves in front of the main esplanade park at Lota which is called Lota Camping Reserve. I believe the gap in the mangroves needs to be maintained and action taken to stop the mangroves growing across the gap. A copy of the petition is available for signing at my office and will be circulated by Lota residents."
"I also believe the mangroves should be cleared adjacent to Lower Esplanade around Darling Point. Anyone wanting to assist in gathering signatures on that petition please contact me. This area of the esplanade has great views for residents and motorists which is being progressively wiped out by the quite rapid growth of mangroves. Again the petition is available for signature at my office."
This is a petition from the concerned citizens who will be negatively affected by the NMFS,NOAA, Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan Amendment 3 to ban shark gillnet gear in the south atlantic fishing area.
The banning of gillnet shark gear will have a negative economic effect on the fishing indusry. The data supplied by NMFS, NOAA is greatly inaccurate to support their proposal of the Amendment 3 shark gillnet ban.
Clemmons State Forest has trails, pond, cabins, barn, pasture and 1,500 square foot building currently not used. People currently do not have public access to these. Our taxes pay for these and we can't use them for recreational activities.
The park is closed on holidays and not open year-round.
The ‘Weaver Valley Management Board’ (WVMB) has issued a document which promises to turn the River Weaver into “A home for Tarka and Ratty”.
It states that a “a proposed Otter Park will run along the Weaver between Winsford and Northwich forming an attractive green space rich in wildlife.”
The document goes on to say that:
“The Environment Agency’s Otter habitat survey found that Otters move freely in the River Weaver as far as Winsford and signs have also been found at Northwich. New habitat will be created for these popular animals, creating a stimulus to improve water quality for people and wildlife, and improve fish populations. The key action points are:
1. Create the ‘Weaver Otter Park” between Winsford and Northwich, including backwaters for fish breeding, fish passes from meanders to main river, wetland habitat creation and interpretation.
2. Identify further sites in the lower Weaver Valley.
The proposed ‘Otter Park’ appears to have been made without any regard for anglers, even though the WVMB has promised to “take into account all waterway users” and has acknowledged that “angling is very popular in the Weaver Valley area”.
We have to question some of the claimed advantages which WVMB says otters will bring. In particular, the notion that otters “will improve water quality for people and wildlife”; which simply doesn’t make sense. Also, the claim that otters will “improve fish populations”. Surely they will have the opposite effect?
AS ANGLERS WE CAN'T LET THIS HAPPEN!
On 1 March 2009, the Queensland State Government implemented the Moreton Bay Marine Park, zoning more than 40% of the productive fishing grounds of Moreton Bay for conservation purposes.
To offset the impacts of the new zones on commercial fishers, the State Government staged a process to buy-out fishing licenses.
The Structural Adjustment Package was a licence buy-out process, implemented to reduce the environmental, social and economic effects of commercial fishing grounds being heavily reduced.
The buy-out process was seriously flawed, and now the same number of commercial fishermen are operating in a vastly reduced area.
Applications for buy-out were assessed for ‘best value for money’ and not the degree of impact on the applicant.
As a result, licences that operate outside Moreton Bay or licences that are dormant or were only used on part-time basis were bought out. The overall number of commercial fishing vessels working in the Bay has not been reduced.
A total of 119 licenses were bought-out, yet the process failed to remove real, active effort from the Bay or compensate those fishers who were most affected by the new zones.
Moreton Bay fishers have been forced to fish harder instead of smarter, leading to immense economic, social and environmental impacts.
The River Doon in Ayrshire made famous by Robert Burns “Ye banks and braes o’ bonnie Doon. How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair”. It also however happens to be one of the best salmon rivers in Scotland.
The Doon is a fantastic little river which in past seasons has produced just under 2,000 salmon a year to rod and line...... but it is on the brink of disaster. It is allegedly the intention of Scottish Power (Owned by the Spanish utility company Iberdrola) due to new EU regulations, to reduce the current flow from 45 million gallons per day, from Loch Doon, which was agreed in an act of parliament in 1930, down to 28 mgd, i.e. a reduction of almost 40%.
The reason for this reduction in flow is that under the new regulations Scottish Power must restore some of the flow back to the Kirkcudbrightshire Dee. As such the easiest option is to take it from Loch Doon. It is believed that the Doon currently already loses in the region of about 30% of its water due to hydro activity. It is also believed Scottish Power, due to the proposed increase in flow down the Kircudbrightshire Dee are planning to install another generating turbine. A reduction of almost 40% to the current flow of the Doon would have significant and detrimental impacts on migratory and non migratory fish stocks. As such anglers up and down the river are extremely worried about the drastic reduction in the quality of the fishing. Reducing the flow would effectively finish the Doon as a salmon river of any significance.
Additionally a reduction in flow, of the magnitude being proposed, would effectively “kill” off any fishing in the upper river. With the present flow the Doon is unique among other Ayrshire rivers in that it allows salmon to enter and run much of it without a the need of a spate. As such it can be fished when other rivers in the area are totally unfishable. A direct result of this, is the significant economic benefits it brings to the area.
As well as being a splendid salmon river it also supports other species such as the endangered freshwater pearl mussel and the rare Saucer Bugs which are only found on another 5 or 6 Scottish rivers .
Townsville boat owners have put up with sub-standard boat launching facilities for over 10 years. Our population continues to grow, as does the number of registered boat owners. It has been suggested that we are some 1000 parking spaces and 5 lanes under serviced for our population.
It is not fair to expect family boaties to launch their boats by 5am to ensure a park. Nor is it fair to expect people to turn around and go home when the parking space is full. Nor is it fair to expect owners of expensive fiberglass boats to queue up to use the single pontoon that services 8 lanes of ramp. Nor is it fair to allow single cars who don't pay boat and trailer registration to park in boating spaces while genuine boat owners are either forced to go home or pay parking fines for parking illegally.
Come on Townville City Council, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
The City of Kitchener targets Kiwanis Park to be declared "surplus land" and sold for development. Jeff Willmer, Interim Director of Planning was quoted in The Record, March 14, 2009 "The development of the sites would create jobs and generate tax revenue." Willmer goes on to say "These pieces of land really are not needed to meet a need, there is no gap in the supply of park land." Pieces of land?
This 'piece of land' is not for sale! This park, this natural haven is for treasuring, for walking, for swimming, for picknicking, for canoeing, for reading, for skiing, for kite flying, for skating, for jogging, for cycling, for birdwatching, for meditating, for playing. for fishing, for me, for you, for everyone but never, ever for sale.
Kiwanis Park is in desperate need of protection now.
Fortunately, Kiwanis Park has a friend in Councillor John Gazzola. Quoted in the same article he states "I am opposed to selling any park land. It makes no sense. You've got to look down the road 100 years from now. Once that park land is gone you are never going to get it back."
Fortunately, Kiwanis Park has a lot of friends, but the Park can't speak for itself. It needs your voice. We have created this petition as a tool to help us raise a clear and strong voice that tells the City of Kitchener that Kiwanis Park is "NOT FOR SALE!"
Please add strength to our petition and assist us to strategize by adding a comment with your signature. Thank you Friend of Kiwanis Park.
The European Commission is proposing to include recreational fishing in the Common Fisheries Policy. This means that sea anglers will be forced to keep records of all fish they catch. All boats which are used to catch fish, even if only once a year, will have to be registered as fishing vessels under the Common Fisheries Policy.
Due to the Common Fisheries Policy, over TWO million tonnes of fish are thrown back into the sea every year because they are over quota, the wrong species or are simply not worth enough money when sold. Recreational fishing is not the cause of failing fish stocks and shouldn't be targeted as such.
Since the termination of the leases of the majority of the Lake Berryessa concession areas, boat launching and recovery has become a nightmare on the lake. The company known as Pensus LLC was supposed to sign a contract to improve concession areas around the lake.
The Bureau of Reclamation began terminating leases of the existing concession areas before Pensus LLC had signed a contract. To date no contract exists and access to the lake is severely impacted. The only choices that a angler or recreational boater has is the free launch at Capell Cove or the fee based launches at Markley Cove Marina, Pleasure Cove Marina, or Steele Park Resort.
The fee based launch ramps are extremely expensive to use and are very inconvenient to use for access to the upper lake because of their locations in the area known as The Narrows or southern end of the lake. The free launch at Capell Cove is a two boat wide launch ramp with one dock to service only one of the ramp lanes.
On heavy use days, people who use the free launch in early mornings have no problem launching their boats, but because of congestion on the ramp and parking area in the afternoon, recovery of your boat is extremely difficult.
Also parking can get dangerous as people are parking their boat trailers outside of the parking area on an extremely narrow and twisting 2 lane road known as Berryessa Knoxville Road.
Once again the Redlands shire council parks management team are up to their old tricks. Those of you that have been around for awhile will remember the garbage that they tried last time with the help of some well heeled close by residents and a councillor willing to do their bidding.
This involved gating off the reserve and boat ramp at night and cutting trailer parking in half along with a heap of other moves to make it hard for people even without boats to use the park. Once people found out what they were up to the public outcry was huge and the plan was stopped. The management team came back with another plan while not as bad as the first was still bad. They tried to get it rushed through council before an upcoming local government election. But a small group of fishoes including myself had several “heated” meetings with the management team and the councillor involved to get the vote on the plan deferred to after the election.
At these meetings the parks management team made it quite clear that they were anti fishing and anti boating and they said that eventually they would like the boat ramps and car parking removed from the reserve as it is an eyesore and spoils the ,weasel word warning, “amenity” of the area. Traffic flow is to be reversed and any cars entering the reserve will have to travel past the ramp to get out again. This, in their words, is to remove dead zones in the park to prevent hooning. You can imagine the hassles that redirecting all the traffic past the ramp is going to cause particularly on busy weekends.
Another genius idea is to remove the trailer parking bays to the right of the ramp and replacing them with ordinary car parks and picnic tables. This area will also have a foot path cycle path that will run straight across the top of the ramp. Now stop and have a think about this, people and there kids are going to park in these spots and sooner or later they are going to want to go out on the jetty or walk round the reserve.
So now you have a busy foot path leading heaps of people many of them children straight across the path of people reversing boats on trailers with very limited visibility. To make it worse the boats have got to be reversed quicker than normal to dodge the artificially increased traffic flow. When the first kiddie is run over i hope that the people responsible for this plan names and addresses will be supplied to the grieving parents.
Blagojevich Administration's pending closing of 11 state parks, including in Morris, Marseilles, Channahon and Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park at Sheffield.
The doors to the historic sites are to close Oct. 1, and the state parks gated Nov. 1.
These parks were created, bought or donated from the 1900s to 1930s. From easier use of transporting, to feeding families and providing coal for WW2. That is not even a tip of the history.
These parks are used on an everyday basis by many people in the areas and surrounding areas, even those that travel to see the history of our area.
People enjoy fishing, picnics, camping, boy/girl scouts events, festivals, reunions, partys, bird watching, breathe in all the old beautiful trees and flowers of natural beauty you cannot get anywhere else close by, canoeists-walkers-runners use these parks for access to the historic I & M canal, etc
Any entertainment that is considered affordable to our families, are these parks.