Once-beautiful part of river now spoiled
How many geniuses did it take to turn a once beautiful, pristine and undisturbed section of river into a virtual wasteland (wastewater)? What was once treelined is now a confusing mass of water with an underwater barbed wire fence and shallow water hazards. If you do not know this section of navigable water, you may find yourself in trouble. Known landmarks are now gone.
From what we understand, we are not allowed to mess with the riparian area on our own property, yet this project (?) was budgeted and allowed without a vote or even prior notice.
Now that this destruction has taken place, wildlife, which I suppose this project was supposed to protect, has been displaced and moved up river. To this date beavers have so far chopped down and removed two of our trees and at this time are girdling a 30-foot aspen which I expect will fall soon.
From what we have
heard, similar events have also happened on the
If someone can enlighten us we would sure like to hear about this.
Mark Jahn, Chiloquin