PEOPLE OF VENTURA COUNTY YOU MUST READ THIS PLEASE I TRULY ABOUT CRIED YESTERDAY I FOUND OUT FROM AN OLD FRIEND THAT THE COUNTY OF VENTURA IS CLOSING THE STECKEL PARK BIRD AVIARY....WHAT ARE YOU PEOPLE THINKING ALLOWING THAT LANDMARK TO BE DONE AWAY WITH HAVEN'T YOU ALL BEEN THERE 100'S OF TIMES AND TALKED TO THE PARROTS WATCHED THE SILLY PEAFOWL AND JUST ENJOYED NATURE WHILE HAVING A PICNIC WITH YOUR FAMILIES I KNOW I HAVE !! WHY CAN'T YOU ALL GET TOGETHER AND RAISE THE FUNDS NEEDED TO KEEP IT OPEN I UNDERSTAND FROM THE CARETAKER HE HAS AN OFFER OF HELP BUT NOBODY WILL LISTEN AND THAT THE IDEA ISN'T EVEN BEING VOTED ON BY THE COMMUNITY ..PEOPLE HOW MANY MORE THINGS ARE YOU GONNA LET THE GOVERNMENT AND THERE BUREAUCRATIC BULLSHIT DESTROY BEFORE YOU KNOW IT THE ONLY WILDLIFE WILL BE STUFFED WILDLIFE AND THEY SAY THEY ARE "GLAMOR CAMPING" WITH KOA WHAT FUN IS RV'S AND CONCRETE? GOOD LORD I HAVE FOUND ARTICLES THAT GO BACK TO 1964 TALKING ABOUT THE GORGEOUS BLACK RAVEN "SAM" WHO WOULD SCREAM "HI" AS YOU WALKED BY THEN WHEN YOU GAVE HIM A CHANCE HE LOVED TO TALK ABOUT BASEBALL AND WAS SAID TO SOUND LIKE AN UMPIRE "STRIKE" "BALL" AND "YOUR OUTTA HERE" IT WAS WONDERFUL HAVING A TALK WITH A STRANGE TALKING CREATURE FROM THE BIRD WORLD. AND THEN THERE ARE THE PEAFOWL THAT STRUT AND AMAZE PEOPLE WITH THERE BEAUTY, SWANS DUCKS,PARROTS AND NUMEROUS OTHER BIRDS THAT ARE HAPPY TO HAVE VISITORS AND OH YOU CAN'T FORGET THE TWO TALKING WHITE COCKATOOS THAT SAY MAMA.HOLA.ADIOS AND MUCH MORE BY THE LOOKS OF THE AVIARY IT COULD USE A GOOD PRESSURE WASHING TO REMOVE BIRD FEATHERS AND MAYBE SOME NEW SAND AND A LITTLE PAINT BUT THE COUNTY IS TRYING TO SAY ITS $150,000 OR MORE TO SAVE IT I SAY BIRDPOOP THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO TAKE AWAY ANOTHER GIFT FROM GOD THAT WE ARE SO HONORED TO BE ABLE TO ENJOY AND HAVE SO MANY MEMORIES OF....PEOPLE OF SANTA PAULA AND SURROUNDING AREAS STAND UP AND TAKE BACK STECKEL PARK AND KEEP THE POSSIBILITY OF WONDERFUL MEMORIES FOR MORE GENERATIONS ALIVE...THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME....