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  •  Never give away the good spots. (3+ / 0-)
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    tharu1, BusyinCA, Bensdad

    You want LESS people, not MORE.  People destroy everything.

    "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

    by Most Awesome Nana on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 08:23:42 AM PST

    •  I used to think along those lines too, (4+ / 0-)
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      fumie, jlms qkw, BachFan, foresterbob

      but over the years have come to believe that the only way to keep people from destroying everything is through first hand appreciation, education, and experience of wonderful places.  I live on the opposite corner of the island and we are constantly fighting to protect the Kaiwi coast (a tiny spot of undeveloped shoreline left between Makapuu and Sandy beach) that is brimming with tidepools, estuarine bays, and swimming spots) from becoming a high end housing development. When I've taken folks there, they are always shocked at what a beautiful little oasis it is and they become part of a growing force to protect it.

      •  That works if you are taking one or two at a time. (2+ / 0-)
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        tharu1, BusyinCA

        Let the rest of the world know about it, and your "beautiful little oasis" will be a garbage dump in no time.  

        There are just too many people.  Yeah, I'm a cynic.  

        "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

        by Most Awesome Nana on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 10:35:13 AM PST

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    •  Audience for this is in the hundreds...... (0+ / 0-)

      ....so I think it is okay. Also, the suggestion to bypass the predator proof fence will deter a few.

      Like me!

      If you hate government, don't run for office in that government.

      by Bensdad on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 02:56:28 PM PST

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      •  I don't understand this comment? (0+ / 0-)

        There is no way to bypass the predator proof fence nor did I ever suggest doing so! the fence encompasses the entire point--- the road in from the Dillingham side ends at the fence entrance doors--- The fence cannot be bypassed nor should it be. The fence has worked in a stellar fashion to keep rats and dogs from eating nesting birds and eggs. It is an environmental success story! --

        - I'm sorry if I gave the wrong impression-- the only way to the point itself is by walking through the doubled gates on the perimeter of the fence. There are three entry points through this fence with a double stop door system (like you would see at an aviary in a zoo)---  and all are only accessible by foot!

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