Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Symbolic fence or fiasco

The recent reluctance of the Board of Supervisors to re-install the symbolic fence at Clam Beach is fortunately starting to shed light on the unnecessary hazard this represents.

The story of the young boy getting chased through the fence while riding is but one reason this fence should not even be considered. Fortunately, he was just a little roughed up. Little cowboys are pretty tough. Add the fact that this fence has been proven ineffective for the last four years -- along with the Fish and Wildlife Service reluctantly demanding its reinstallment -- one can't help but start scratching one's head in wonder. Professor Colwell himself recommended against it this year.