« Last post by jack on November 24, 2015, 09:55:06 am »
We had discussed the idea of Gates back in like 2007 at many community meetings shortly after all the work was being done to the park and we wanted to keep it clean.
It was met with MUCH resistance from the area residents as they fear that it will deter the park from the area residents. There were complaints of closing it forcing alternate driving that would increase traffic in their area, and others were adamant about it being a short cut that they rely on for transportation.
Needless to say it was a HOTLY discussed topic, as much so as the gates at Cliff.
FWIW, the few items on the course that we saw in all honesty does pale in comparison to Cliff. Blue Valley has never been as trashy as Cliff Drive over the years. It is more accessible and open so it does allow the ability to clean it much more so than Cliff. With all the hidden areas at Cliff it is (sigh) a constant work and collaboration with multiple groups, as is Blue Valley.
Let us be proud that we work to make that change, we work towards the betterment of land, and in return we get to throw our plastic at little metal contraptions and feel joy, anger, frustration, excitement, and all with a great view of the outdoors!
Thanks Doug! You have no idea of how happy it makes me to see and read about the work you do for so many in the area that have no idea of your drive to improve life for others!