Les gave me a new crusade this morning. In the Sunday edition of the Saint Augustine Record there was a letter to the editor that made my blood boil. The title was SPEAK UP TO PROTECT LANDS PAID FOR BY TAXPAYERS. It was written by someone who appears to know what they are talking about too – Sarah Owen Gledhill from the Florida Wildlife Federation.
The basic point is that we might lose these lands which allow the common man access to fish, hunt, swim, hike and of course, horseback ride. Not only am I outraged that my backyard might be taken away from me (which was one of the selling points of my house) but I’m afraid that this might be the first step to take away undeveloped land away for good.
Please fight for what we taxpayers have already paid for – for ourselves as well as generations to come that may never have a chance to see deer, wild turkeys, hawks, and yes, even alligators and snakes in their natural setting. I have been fortunate to see all of these animals and evidence of so many more by enjoying the public lands.