Sucker Pond plan poor use of resources?

An environmental organization has questioned whether a state plan to improve the area around Sucker Pond is a prudent use of public resources. Full Story
Real Vermonter

Charlestown, MA

#1 May 7, 2009
If they want to throw away money, I'll take it!
Vermont transplant

Bennington, VT

#2 May 7, 2009
Me too! I don't remember seeing any exotic plants growing at sucker pond. Give it sometime and the area should reseed itself and return to it's natural greenery. The pond however is another thing. I don't think metal and glass and what ever else will disappear on its own. I don't wee this as a tourist route. It's too far from 279.

Estero, FL

#3 May 7, 2009
I haven't been to Sucker Pond in a while, but it doesn't sound like much has changed. Is it that bad, or are they looking for something to do?
grrrrrr_sasquatc h

Queensbury, NY

#5 May 7, 2009
I do not think any one should be doing anything with Sucker Pond or to be correct Lake Hancock.
Havent we destroyed enough wildlife as well as woods.
We complain about animals going into towns and then we go and have to relocate them to somewhere else and who do we have to blame? No one but ourselves.
Not to mention destroying their natural habitat which in turn is killing our animals.
I truly beleive that we should consentrate on what we have already developed, go and make Lake Pahran, Barbers Pond or The Duck Reserve something better, dont keep going further into our forests.
Havent we learned by your history....we teach it in school and expect our children to learn but yet we still keep making the same mistakes.
I hope more people stand up and fight for animal rights, if you dont then before you know it our children will not have anything to look forward to in the future because our ignorant selfish selves destroyed it all.
Think about it...

Schenectady, NY

#6 May 7, 2009
save a kitten, eat a beaver. I saw one at Sucker pond before.
Real Vermonter

Charlestown, MA

#7 May 7, 2009
Ban MV access and it will fix itself!
Not A Vermonter Anymore

Williamstown, MA

#8 May 8, 2009
I love how they only blame the ATV's and Motor Vehicles. What about the sleds? Is it still okay for them to ride through since they pay to be in their little club? I rode sucker pond on my ATV for years, and I never dug anything up or littered. I stayed on the trails and took everything out that I brought in. Personally, I say make marked trails for the ATV/ off-roader people to enjoy. Otherwise, eventually there will be nothing to do in the area but sit home and watch the grass grow!
Real Vermonter

Charlestown, MA

#10 May 8, 2009
Be REAL Not A Vermonter Anymore! We all know what causes the damage! It's not all the drivers but some of them have done more than their share of the damage! I'm not saying a complete ban but just a ban to any areas where damage would effect the pond!

Bennington, VT

#11 May 9, 2009
I think you're ALL crazy. You make it sound like Lake Hancock is a landfill...which is incorrect. The lake is still clean enough to sustain a good population of fish and wildlife exists all around in the beautiful (mostly untouched) forest that surrounds it. I love the idea of cleaning up the place and stopping motor vehicles from entering the pond, but I'll bet money that the "environmental organization" asking for more protection has closing the access road in their agenda. What is not being said is that WE can not be trusted as stewards of the land anymore and that the only way to protect it is to restrict people from using it...BULL!*#!. I can't think of a better use of tax dollars unless of course the middle school needs another $40,000 electric sign or maybe we should give George Sleeman a pay raise. I still believe the locals should be deciding the fate of this "public land" and not some group of environmentalists. If we don't stand up for our rights (and our land) they will be taken from us.
Real Vermonter

Charlestown, MA

#12 May 9, 2009
I do think that more input is needed!

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