7510Re: Paragliding Boise is in trouble!!!
- Mar 15, 2011EdD,
Feel free to slap my anti-authoritarian credentials to the petition.
Damn the man and his 'master' plan.
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> Hello Eddy,
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> Subject: [snowkiteidaho] Paragliding Boise is in trouble!!!
> Hi all, Eddy here and I need to beg help of all friends of outdoor
> recreational activities.
> Recently, Boise city purchased the land of Hammer Flats Area in SE Boise.
> This area is one of my favorite Paragliding sites in the Boise area. This
> purchase includes all the land East of Ben's Crow Inn(restaurant) East to
> Lucky Peak. In the Purchase of this property Boise used the Foothill's
> Recreational Levy Funds to buy the land. Now they are secretly trying to
> hand the land off to Idaho Fish and Game. Idaho F&G says they will turn it
> into a wildlife sanctuary (AKA a Breeding ground of Hunter's Game).
> Tuesday 3/15/2011 at 6pm the city is holding a low key public hearing to ban
> everyone from the area for 1 year so it can be studied by a "Biologist". The
> city has not told anyone of this ban and this information has leaked out.
> The majority of the Paragliding and Hang gliding community working with the
> city are out of the State this week, which is convenient for the state. We
> are not asking for much, we just want the Right to hike and fly this hill at
> minimum, we also think that existing trails should be left open for public
> I learned to Paraglide there 10 years ago and it is a great little spot that
> does not affect the area and hardly anyone knows that we are there. If the
> local population of Boise Paraglider pilots lose this spot, another fun
> sport in the Valley "DIES". Because we are such a small group, very few know
> or understand our usage of the area. Hence we are invisible, but the fact is
> the hill has been used for 30+ years for flying. We need to get more people
> involved and get a fire lit under the city's Kiester. This ban is against
> everyone (Hikers, Bikers, recreationalist, but if your a hunter then you
> sorta win and will have a close population to shoot and kill) and the city
> used every recreation-ist tax monies to buy this land. Our sport does not
> hurt anyone or anything just like kiteboarding, but here we go again.
> Please let me know if we can use your name and email contact in our petition
> to fight this ban. This is just like the deal we had to put up with at Lake
> Lowell and that battle is not over. We need help and anyone that can show up
> at the meeting on Tuesday and raise your voices and concerns please do so.
> I'll be there and I hope not alone.
> Please forward this email to any other groups or friends that can help.
> Eddy Petranek
> epetranek@... <mailto:epetranek%40gmail.com>
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