[CT Birds] Birder/Law Enforcement Interaction

lpflynn at optonline.net lpflynn at optonline.net
Fri Jan 22 17:16:21 EST 2016

At the Norwalk Public Launching Ramp at Veterans Park, there are many signs telling people that the lot is only for vehicles with trailers, all others will be either ticketed or towed.
But this is only from May 15th until October 15th, the rest of the off boating season it is okay for a trailerless vehicle to park there.
This seems very fair to me, I don't understand why the State can't do the same?

Larry Flynn

----- Original Message -----
From: Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds 
Date: Friday, January 22, 2016 12:57 pm
Subject: [CT Birds] Birder/Law Enforcement Interaction
To: List CT Birds 

> Most of you must be aware of the incident yesterday when a 
> birder was
> warned by an officer that parking at the East River boat launch was
> restricted to use by boaters. We felt this was unreasonable, 
> especiallysince the parking lot was empty. I have written to 
> Deputy Commissioner for
> Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation, Susan Whalen, about 
> this incident
> and our wish to clarify birder's access issues that have been 
> troubling for
> some time. This is where things stand now:
> Tom Tyler , Director of State Parks and Public Outreach, 
> contacted Patrick
> Comins to say that he had contacted the Colonel in charge of the DEEP
> Conservation Officers who will investigate and attempt to 
> discover which
> officer it was.
> Susan Whalen contacted me to say that she was at a staff retreat 
> for the
> day but would bring this to the attention of the appropriate 
> parties and be
> in touch as soon as possible.
> I believe this gives us the opportunity to resolve the long 
> simmering issue
> of birder's and wildlife photographer's access to DEEP 
> properties. I'll
> keep you informed.
> Kathy Van Der Aue
> Southport, Connecticut
> Visit my Blog at http://naturaliststable.wordpress.com
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