Parks department needs to finish the job

This letter is about the recent logging of the South Kitsap Regional Park on Lund and Jackson Avenue, done by the Kitsap County Parks and Recreation Department.

They left the urban park looking like a vandalized forest and fire hazard. Any responsible tree-removal service contract would have originally included a thorough cleanup agreement.

The parks department should take whatever funds are needed from the $200,000 profit they made from the sale of the trees to clean up the park.

They need to get the heavy equipment machinery back in there to finish the job: remove the trees they fell, but didn’t want; grind the stumps; remove the debris; and fill in the holes.

Instead of logging 30 acres, they logged 100 acres. I feel that the parks department is now thumbing its nose at us citizens by saying “volunteers” will do the cleanup.

They need to admit responsibility and make the park safe and accessible for the public.

Coleen Whalen

Port Orchard

More in Opinion

Campaign ideas worth exploring | In Our Opinion

We congratulate those who ran for office in the Nov. 7 general… Continue reading

Let’s get through the season together | In Our Opinion

Why is it that there are so many requests for help this… Continue reading

School staff, police are keeping students safe | In Our Opinion

Those impacted by recent lockdowns at South Kitsap High have voiced opinions… Continue reading

Holiday traditions | Tolman’s Tales

Growing up, my family’s main holiday tradition was opening a single gift,… Continue reading

Check your Uzi before entering Senate? | Jerry Cornfield

If you come to the state Capitol and want to see lawmakers… Continue reading

State ferry Spokane: More than good looks |FerryFare

The most obvious result of Spokane’s fall overhaul is the gleaming new… Continue reading

The difference between those who need help, and criminals | Chief Strachan

During the third week of November, officers were dispatched to a convenience… Continue reading

Collaboration in Old Town Silverdale | In Our Opinion

The room on the second floor of Monica’s Waterfront Cafe was buzzing… Continue reading

<em>The blackened canteen has become a symbol of peace among former enemies, and it represents hope for a future of peaceful understanding between peoples.</em>
                                Courtesy Pacific Aviation Museum, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Healing the wounds of war: A lesson for us all

By KATHY SOLE | Columnist On April 11, 1945, five months before… Continue reading

Most Read