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October 19, 1994     Mercer Island Reporter
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it Wednesday. October 19,1994 Mercer Island Reporter 1 UPON VISITING OUR FORESTS, SOME PEOPLE. LEAVE MORE THAN THEIR HEARTS For years, people liave been visiting our forests to bilze, fish and bunt. And usually l‘ollzs bave been so captivated by the experience, tlieyive lett tlieir bearts bel’nind. Unfortunately, for a BEHI‘ND. As a result, we’ve been forced to do sometbing entirely against our nature. Wbile we not close our forests to tbe general public, we will bave to cbarge an access fee to motorized veliicles wisl’ling to enter our Snoqualmieand thoughtless few, that’s not all ' tbey’ve lelt. The same forest A River Tree Farms. tbat’s home to deer, eagles These-lees will belp oi‘lset To lie/p offset cleanup costs from vandalism, access fees will be charged for motorized vehicles in our Snoqua/mie and Wkite River forests. and salmon bas recently be— the costs of cleaning up tbese come borne to everything from cans and bottles to refrigera- tors and cars. So mucli so that in certain places we can’t tell the forest from the trasb. Tbat’s not Signs have been destroyed, gates and equipment vandalized and water polluted. If left uncbeclzed, sucli vandalism tl'lreaten, if not destroy, a productive forest tbat’s bome to a ricb variety of plant and animal life. And cre- ate numerous liazards for our employees and visitors. V ' A‘Weyerhaeuser , u: 2 O 70 u 'A L M'I, E 6‘: areas and repairing property and equipment. Since the fees only apply to motorized vehicles, bilQers are still welcome any time these iorests are open. To {ind out wlnere access permits can be purcliased, bours our forests are open, or other information, please call toll—tree 1-800-433—3911. Tbe Snoqualmie and White River forest access tee. It’s a small price to pay for protecting a very precious resource. We hope you agree. w H l\