Work progressing on recreation site at former West Creston ferry landing

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To the Editor:

“No media is bad media.” Right? The ferry landing has definitely been the buzz around town this last week. I’m sure many can relate to the sinking feeling I felt when I saw those photos of the beautiful fire ring bent like a pretzel and discarded in the parking area. I heard it related that there was a lynch mob on social media.

However it occurred, a youth stepped forward, taking responsibility for the group who did the vandalism. A parent drove him to Comfort Welding where they paid to have the fire pit repaired and reinstalled. The next day, a group of students were at the site rock picking, raking and spreading grass seed, and the beautiful piece of art had already been returned to its former glory.

The Trails for Creston Valley Society and the dozens of volunteers who have been involved with getting the site where it is today extend their appreciation to the community, the regional directors and law enforcement officials for the responses to help remedy this destructive behaviour.

Our goal is to continue to make this a safe, clean, beautiful space for all user groups, including our youth. I’m sure we will all enjoy not popping tires on nails from burned pallets, and we will get used to breathing air free of burning rubber.

We are moving towards having pit toilets installed in the spring, just in time for picnic season 2016!

Mary Jayne Blackmore, President

Trails for Creston Valley

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