I've been in e-mail contact with a reporter from the YDR and I'll be talking to them by phone later today in regards to the recent logging at Lake Redman (Kain Park).
Duane Close from the York Water Company has agreed to meet with the members of YAMBA to discuss what's going on with the logging activity.
I'm sure we'll have some questions for him like............
-Whenever our club does any new trailwork, a naturalist from the Parks department comes out and inspects the area with are going to disturb so that we don't harm any habitats that need preserved. Did the York Water company do this? I kinda doubt it as there isn't much left where there used to be flora, fauna and old growth forest.
Now it's just dirt and tree stumps.
-When we the area be re-planted with new trees? Previous areas logged by the water company 2 years ago haven't been replanted.
-Why log in the first place? Sure, I know they own the land, but it's a county park, it's not (in my opinion) a commercial working forest. Other heavily wooded county parks which are owned by the county aren't logged. Why log this one?
It least the water company has the balls to meet with us-gotta give them credit for that.
Here's the email our club sent out to all it's members.........
> Here's the details for the upcoming meeting with Duane Close of the
> York Water Company:
> Wednesday April 12th, 6:30P.M. at Nixon County Park located in
> I strongly urge ALL YAMBA members to attend this meeting. If you
> already have plans that evening, please consider changing them in
> order to attend this meeting. If you just cannot get out of your
> prior commitment, then ask a friend or riding buddy to attend the
> meeting in your place. I cannot stress to all of you how important
> it is to be at this meeting. I would like to see the Nature Center
> at Nixon Park "filled to the brim" with YAMBA members on 4/12/06.
> Please reply back or email me at Skipxcmtbr@... if you are
> definitely able to attend.
> Looking forward to seeing all of you at the meeting!
> Yours in the Preservation of the York County Parks,
I know folks from all over the place read this blog, but if you live in York County and are at all concerned with what's going on here-be at the meeting.