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TAKE ACTION NOW! Prevent Disc Golf Course From Destroying Wildlife Habitat - ForceChange

Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, ecosystems, overdevelopment, wildlife, pollution, protection, habitat, habitatdestruction, humans, government )

- 1411 days ago -
Prevent the destruction of wildlife and fragile habitats by halting construction of a disc golf course in Hidden Lakes Park in California.

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Friday July 11, 2014, 3:10 am
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Friday July 11, 2014, 7:18 am
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Friday July 11, 2014, 8:09 am
Signed and shared.Sounds like it might be a fun sport, but surely they can find a place to build the course that is less hazardous to the environment.

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Betty Kelly (4)
Friday July 11, 2014, 5:58 pm
No golf course is worth the destruction or a habitat for wildlife.

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Leonard Muise (0)
Friday July 11, 2014, 11:16 pm
I love pristine areas dedicated to wildlife. I hike regularly with my daughter in many different Bay Area preserves.

This is not one of those areas.

This park already has all kinds of recreational activities throughout its 26 acres -- ranging from baseball and basketball to fishing and walking. All of the activities impact the natural environment to varying degrees. Disc golf would be perfectly within this profile -- a self-directed recreation that works well in spaces shared with other pass-through activities. Its environmental impact is comparable to mountain biking, dog-walking, and fishing -- more than nothing, but not a lot.

For those who don't know the difference between disc golf and traditional (ball) golf: In disc golf, particularly in the West, we don't remove trees or brush to "construct" our courses. We don't even mow the grasses and weeds to outline our "fairways". We work with what nature has provided. The total "construction" consists of one ground-level tee box (roughly 5'x10'), one target (about 5 feet tall, movable), and one or two small signs which illustrate the hole or direct players to the next tee. That's it.

The most similar park feature to disc golf would be those small exercise stations which are usually spread out around walking/jogging/riding areas in a park.

Leonard Muise (0)
Friday July 11, 2014, 11:20 pm
Hmm, apologies, my comment above may have not been clear: Disc golf "construction" consists of one tee pad, one target, and one or two small signs *per hole*. The course proponents and staff have not determined the number of holes yet. Most courses are 9 holes or 18 holes.

Also: I'm the course designer working with the Martinez Disc Golf Club. I hope everyone attends the workshop on the 23rd, whether you currently like the idea or feel skeptical about it.


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Saturday July 12, 2014, 12:08 am
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Saturday July 12, 2014, 12:54 am
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Saturday July 12, 2014, 4:42 am
No more sacrifice for human entertainment

Terry H (15)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 7:23 am
^^^Thanks Leonard for outlining the difference between the disc golf and traditional golf, it was not a distinction that I was a aware of.

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Saturday July 12, 2014, 11:49 am
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