Letters to the editor for Jan. 20, 2012

Union Democrat staff

Kennedy Meadows

To the Editor:

Regarding the Jan. 11 Manure in Kennedy Meadows letter.

Kennedy Meadows has been dumping manure in the meadows and other areas for years.

I've been camping on Stanislaus since 1962. They use to dump at the base of a dry creek bed years back, which when it rained or winter came it formed what was known as "Horse Crap Lake," different wording used here for obvious reasons.

The manure dumped in the meadows near the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus is one of many things they do to the forest and environment. If you walk to the river's edge you will see the brown/green slime on rocks and the rivers bottom. Turn over any rock, you will find no bugs or insects as would be found in a healthy river. Watch when it rains how the nasty brown/yellow foam forms along the rivers edges and flows downstream. I sure wouldn't be eating any of the fish caught in these areas.

Last year, there was a parvo outbreak in many of their horses. Did the secretions get put in these areas, too, before they moved the sick horses?

Overbuilding/overcrowding, misuse of the land are just a few things they do. Yet people flock every year to the great outdoors as it's being destroyed right in front of our eyes.

Wake up people, take pictures, write letters, complain.

Forest Service, Fish and Game, Tuolumne County Supervisors, Land Trust, you are all guilty of not doing your job.

Joe Fedor

San Jose

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