Originally Posted by Matt B.
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I urge the Bureau of Land Management to include Alternative 3c (disc golf course) in the final plan for West Eugene RMP at Stewart Pond.
Disc golf is a great affordable recreation that is accessible to of all walks of life. Disc golf is ecological, accessible, healthful, and fun!
Disc golf courses do not cost very much to install nor maintain. They increase the beneficial utilization of public areas. They reduce crime and vandalism in troubled locations. The benefits for the community of installing a disc golf course far outweigh any drawbacks.
Even though I live in Portland, I personally know of the dire lack of disc golf courses in the Eugene area. I can only think of one, Westmoreland, within Eugene proper, and it is only 9 holes, and located in a heavily shared use location. Eugene needs more courses to bring the wonderful sport of disc golf to its residents!
When I am in the Eugene area, I currently play at Dexter Reservoir or at The Grove in Cottage Grove. But if there were a course in Eugene, such as at Stewart Pond, I would play there instead, to save gas, among other reasons. While I couldn't attend many work parties, I would surely carry a trash bag and pick up litter, if I saw any, while playing at Stewart Pond! I could make it down there 3 or 4 days per year.
I know many reputable disc golfers in the Eugene area that would volunteer to help out with a disc golf course at Stewart Pond. Most are members of the Eugene Disc Golf Club. I know they would be ready, willing, able, and happy to help out with course design installation, maintenance, improvements, and more. I know that Matt Benotsch would effectively coordinate such efforts; I can personally vouch for his steadfast reliability.
Thank you for your time and attention. I urge the Bureau of Land Management to include Alternative 3c in the final plan for West Eugene RMP at Stewart Pond. Please feel free to reply with comments, questions, feedback. I look eagerly forward to the day my friends and family in the Eugene area can play disc golf at Stewart Pond, and I am ready to help make it happen in any way I can.
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