Local "Wetland Reconstruction"
I will start this post with a little bit of back story. I work for a hotel the has a large wooded wetland area the backs the property. This area has been home to plenty of wildlife including a nice size family of Redtail Hawks, Owls and tons of Deer. I enjoy eating lunch out back and watching the animals durring the summer and really love finding the shed racks of the resident monster buck (15 points this year with 6" drops). So I get to work today and do the property walk with the other managers and we find a few large areas taped off. I make a call to the people that owned the property to find that they sold it. After a few more calls I find that they have already started work on this so called Wetland Reconstruction. I talked with the property next door to us and found that they are building a road bypass to help with the traffic at the closest intersection that will cut right into the woods and they are building a Hospice Center with its own access road that will cut right into the woods right behind my hotel. After talking to the contractors working on the project I got a copy of the plans and the entire wooded area will be gone. I am not a eco-hippie or anything but I find that this is crazy. How can they take one of the last wooded areas in the city and build a parking lot and call it Wetland Reconstruction. I grew up hunting and fishing and I love the outdoors and this just pisses me off. The worst part is that there is a hospital with a huge campus that is sitting mostly empty less than 2 miles away. Sorry if this is running on but it just pissed me off and I wanted to share or "vent"