Brush Picker Report. If the following report is true, we should expect to see brush pickers in the Illahee Preserve tomorrow. They evidently prefer to be there when it rains since there are fewer people there.
Unleashed Dog Report. We received the following account of an incident with unleashed dogs today that we thought should be passed on. Thankfully, this is only the second one we are aware of.
Last Preserve Report. When we put out our last report on tree clearing in the Preserve a week ago, we had not yet received the following report from those doing the clearing: (Remember, this was from last week (3/27/11)
These are some dedicate volunteers who would get up so early on a weekend to take care of the Illahee Preserve trails. Thanks guys for your dedication and support!!
Kids Tour Illahee Creek. Last Sunday an energetic bunch of kids from the Unitarian Fellowship were given a tour of Illahee Creek. They met at the Krigsman’s and walked up the the old concrete reservoir that was put in by Dr. Schutt. The kids went through the water and brush easily while the adults struggled along. The picture of the group was taken by the Krigsman’s potting shed along side the creek, before the wet and muddy excursion took place.
North Perry Water. We wanted to acknowledge that North Perry Water was at the aquifer briefing last week, along with their hydrologist. We thought about this when we went by the newly cleaned water reservoir on Sunset. It looked so nice we took its picture. The boom in the picture was used to elevate those doing the pressure washing. Thanks to all the North Perry folks for also keeping our drinking water clean and healthy!
North Perry Riddell Well. We heard that at one time North Perry was looking at relocating their Riddell well at Perry Avenue to the west side of the ridge going through the Illahee Preserve, which would put it in the Meadowdale Aquifer (which is in the Steele Creek watershed). We also heard they withdrew their request because of some issues with the Tribes. Some Illahee residents are wondering if it would help if the community were to publicly support the move. We aren’t sure we have all the facts on this issue, but feel if the relocation supports the communities desire to restore Illahee Creek, then we should be doing all we can to help North Perry in its relocation request. We brought this issue up to get discussions started. Let us know your thoughts. This may be a good item to present at the quarterly Illahee Community Club meeting in May.
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