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    Although it sounds like native plant damage is more of a threat to the course:

    " More pressing is the matter of protecting native plant life in the wooded area where most of the course is laid out.

    The city put up fencing around a specific area that is to the side of a basket and tee, but on several occasions it has been removed or damaged, he said.

    "If the problems continue, we may have to shut them down," Keever said.

    Johnston maintains the club members are aware of the rules and they are unaware of who is responsible for the pulling down the fences.

    "We are just as interested in protecting the native plants as the parks (department) is," Johnston said.

    Keever said there was a fair amount of cost in putting the course together, so they wouldn't want to just remove it.

    "We want to make it work for sure," Keever said. "We are not trying to be mean and restrictive."

    Keever said they would look at either moving the course or some of the baskets as a possible solution if the problems persist before shutting it down entirely."

    Another reason disc golf courses should always avoid areas of "sensitive vegetation". I'm not saying this course didn't take that into consideration, but it seems like we are just better off always siting courses away from any plants that people might consider sensitive, whether they really are or not. It gets used as a tool to shut courses down.
    Last edited by Matt B.; April 29th, 2011, 11:43 AM.
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