|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 26 May 2011 23:42:29 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Fort Ord (CA) open space debate|
BLIGHTED BATTLEFIELDNew activist group fights to push development off the remaining oak groves – and onto paved eyesores – on the former Fort Ord.
By Kera Abraham Monterey County Weekly (CA) May 26, 2011There’s a heaviness to Bill Weigle as he walks a slow loop through the former Fort Ord on a sunny April morning, past wildflower- smattered maritime chaparral, lichen-draped oak woodlands and gentle khaki-colored slopes cut through by a power line.
He usually clocks 7 miles a day here as he trains for a 24-hour, 48- mile Grand Ganyon hike this fall. And he once qualified for the Olympics as a long-distance runner. So it’s not fatigue that bothers the 71-year-old meteorology professor during a 3.5-mile stroll.
The occasional industrial debris – a pile of plywood at the edge of a meadow, a pipe fragment at a fork in the trail – serves as a reminder that much of this 28,000-acre expanse spent 77 years as a practice battleground.
Weigle, a veteran himself, is at peace with that past. It’s Fort Ord’s future that haunts him.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.montereycountyweekly.com/news/2011/may/26/blighted- battlefield/
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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