Protect the wetlands at Angler Mountain (letter)
June 18, 2015
Keep Angler Mountain space wild
We are opposed to the "wild playground" in the wetlands area near the bridge at Angler Mountain due to the impact on wildlife. Currently, it is habitat for a black bear, two moose, three deer, elk, raccoon and muskrat families, a great blue heron, river otter, various water fowl and song birds. Last year, the injured "Silverthorne" moose calf stayed in that protected area to heal. Further construction at Angler will drive out the wildlife and nesting that can be viewed from the current sidewalk, recpath and Angler Trail.
We prefer that the money and effort be spent on connecting the proposed recpath behind Blue River Run to the North Pond. We moved here full time to view the mountains and wildlife, which I am sure the tourists also enjoy so close by. "Wild playgrounds" should stay closer to the proposed center of town.
Residents of Silverthorne need to state their opinion before we loose another natural wildlife treasure.
This resistance to reality applies to any number of things conservatives would like to prevent, such as changing our indefensible health-care system or the atrocious disparity of wealth in this country.
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