[CT Birds] Un kept State Parks!
ashippee at snet.net
Fri Dec 19 16:40:16 EST 2014
Paul wrote, "Anyone know whats going on???" Well, budget cuts and "deferred" maintenance, mainly, i.e., lack of state & public support.
A friend with professional background in environmental work wrote me: "DEEP funding seems to always be cut when cuts need to be made--so now we are seeing the effects of many years of deferred maintenance. CT's parks are not the only ones suffering in this way. I spoke to someone recently who was at a lovely state park in New Jersey, but mentioned the contrast of the beautiful setting and the park buildings with blue tarps covering the roofs--probably because they couldn't afford needed repairs. Speak to your state rep--that's the best way to make sure the parks (and DEEP) receive funding."
Have you talked to your state rep. about park maintenance?
On Dec 19, 2014, at 4:21 PM, Carrier Graphics via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> I agree Martin, seems Smaller less used State parks are being neglected. Here in NW CT several parks come to mind. Nepaug State park use to be a well kept park, but now the roads are never worked on, and they are all a mess from the off roaders who chew them up and erosion is everywhere incl the trails. Even walking them is impossible. This place is a gold mine for birds, esp residents. Anyone know whats going on???
> Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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