By Penny Eubanks
December 03, 2007
I noted in today's Daily News (11/29) front page article on Christmas tree hunting, that the Legislature will have the opportunity to appropriate $20 million in funding to build a road from Ketchikan area to the Shelter Cove existing road system. This would open up more than fifty miles of road system to the community of Ketchikan for recreational opportunities!
I am not an opponent to the Gravina bridge, but personally I would much rather see road systems that extend our reach into our island and Canada, enabling residents to drive out of here, or visitors to drive in. Opening a road system like this would bring a variety of recreational and economic opportunities. Gas stations, convenience stores, and maybe even very small communities would eventually open along the road out of here! Imagine the recreational areas a road like that would bring. Lake systems that currently are not accessible to the average person, beautiful alpine scenery, fjords, beaches... Ketchikan residents would not feel as boxed in, have more opportunities for off road excursions like hiking and four wheeling, and more than an approximate total of thirty five miles of drivable road!
Meantime let's be tolerant
and respectful of each others recreational release and share
the land and roads - we are all in this together! Oh yeah, on
a final note, PLEASE wear appropriate safety gear when recreating
so the rest of us do not have to be sad about the loss of life.
About: "Lover of nature AND recreational opportunities!"
Received November 29, 2007 - Published December 03, 2007
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