View from the Locked Gate
A bit of sarcasm about an access lesson
By Del & Stacie Albright, BlueRibbon Coalition
The gal in uniform with the big gun on her hip smiled and waved as she installed the recessed pad lock on the gate. I guess she thought we were happy about the road being closed. Her rugged 4x4 government-bought pickup truck that was kinda parked in our view had all sorts of signs and decals declaring she was a public servant. We figured it must be true.
She had sent us an official-looking letter a while back asking for comments, but the fish were a’bitin’ so we missed out on the letter-writin’. We figured someone else would write those darn letters. We figured wrong on all accounts.
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View from the locked gate by Del and Stacie Albright
Ambassador, BlueRibbon Coalition
State Environmental Affairs Coordinator, CA4WDC
PO BOX 127
Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245
C: (209) 304-7693
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“Protecting recreational access and the economic value it brings to America’s rural communities means you’ll be leaving the world a better place; it is a worthy and noble cause to provide for a future America.” Greg Mumm, Executive Director, BlueRibbon Coalition, Jan. 2009
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The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible use of public lands and waters, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. It represents over 10,000 individual members and 1,200 organization and business members, for a combined total of over 600,000 recreationists nationwide. 1-800-258-3742. BlueRibbon Coalition: Preserving your recreational access to public lands.