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March 25, 2014

Letters to the Editor: 03/25/2014

Don’t need walkways


We hear it a lot ... this is God’s country!

But wait. God forgot a canopy walk so folks could better enjoy his glorious forests. He forgot the 2,000-foot-long steel walkway with 12 towers, a 120-car parking lot, restaurant and gift shop.

But Mark Evans thinks he has a better plan than God’s.

This self-appointed Pied Piper of elevated steel contraptions says he can educate us about forests and enable scientists to study the emerald ash borer. He can show us “how to run a commercial operation along with conservation” including 500 carloads of visitors per day to ensure Evan’s profitability.

Folks who object to Evans’ plans are told, in unbridled hubris, that change is inevitable and we should not expect undeveloped land to last forever. He claims his canopy would supplement the majestic views that the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore offers. Perhaps we are naive, but most of us already believe we have those beautiful views without building steel walkways and towers.

It is significant that Evans in 2010 approached the Lake George, N.Y., community with a similar plan but they were not buying.

I pray Kasson Township is as perceptive.

Cynthia Wilson

Maple City



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