Sunday, August 24, 2008
A special place
I wanted to share with you some photos of a unique property that the state just acquired. It is over 4,500 acres of forest, fields, archaeological ruins, and a beautiful beach. It was deeded to the state following the death of the lady who lived there for many years. Her act of generosity is uncommon in these times when such a large piece of property would be devoured by developers. Instead it is to be maintained as a wildlife management area.
I was fortunate to be able to go there before it was opened to the public. There were so many shells on the beach. Unfortunately, overly zealous members of the public have been carting off the shells. We've had to post law enforcement officers and staff there to prevent the removal of more shells and to prevent damage to the archaeological sites. In short, the gift of this plantation has become a headache because of its high use and abuse of regulations by the public.
All that aside, it is a beautiful place. Stop by sometime if you're in the neighborhood.