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on Mar 28, 2014
EAGER; THEN DISAPPOINTED
The wildflower cover story on March 19th in the Almanac by Kathy Korbholz,Friends of Edgewood, caught my eye. The pictures alone got me excited, wildflowers being my favorite flowers. My friend and I put aside other plans so that we could hike near the color feast of wildflowers that
we were eagerly anticipating. Instead, empty trails and hills was what we encountered.
WHY DID THE ALMANAC USE VIBRANT PICTURES FROM ANOTHER YEAR??
SEEMS LIKE FALSE ADVERTISING TO ME.
Friends of Edgewood are in bed with the MidPeninsula Regional Open Space District. The Almanac story was part of their campaign to pass a $300,000,000 bond measure. See: Web Link
The MidPeninsula Regional Open Space District was originally the MidPeninsula Regional Park District which included recreational land use.
See: Web Link
It will be interesting to see if the bond campaign committee reports the Almanac PR piece as a contribution in kind.
A revenue producing golf course was proposed for the Edgewood Park Master Plan. In my opinion, that would have turned Edgewood Park into a gem for all. An interpretive center was included in the plan, and it would have provided wheel chair access. It would have been self-supporting. Web Link
Jack, I'm not sure I know anyone else who could turn a checkerspot butterfly into a conspiracy theory, but you've managed to do so. I probably could count on one hand the number of years over the last 20 that the Almanac hasn't run a springtime feature on Edgewood Park and its free wildflower walks. It's not PR. It's not "false advertising." It's a reminder to our readers that this lovely expanse of open space is in their backyard, blooming with wonder this time of year. So lighten up, Jack. It's springtime. Take a walk.
Renee, watch the Masters Tournament this year and see how beautiful a golf course can be. I would trust Robert Trent Jones to preserve the checkerspot butterfly habitat while presenting us with a beautiful golf course.
What about Stanford Golf Course? What does Paul Ehrlich have to say about that? Did he ever restore the Checkerspots to Jasper Ridge? And what about the colony of Checkerspots that disappeared when Canada College was built? Why doesn't Stuart Weiss restore them? See: Web Link
MidPeninsula Regional Open Space District should be detached from San Mateo County, not rewarded with a $300,000,000 bond!
Vote NO on Measure AA!
Renee, after re-reading the Almanac articles, I noted the absence of any MROSD references. I then discovered this on the Friends of Edgewood Park website:
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, a special district of over 25 preserves in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo Counties. While Edgewood is not an MROSD preserve, MROSD maintains a Joint Powers Agreement with San Mateo County over the management of Edgewood.
Is there a joint powers agency which meets on a regular basis? It appears that MROSD has little to do with the operation of Edgewood Park. Perhaps it's time to vacate the Joint Powers Agreement.
Question for Friends of Edgewood Park: Do you support Measure AA?
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