upright post left by trespassers. Wanton disrespect for personal property and habitat. stolen/removed post Trespassers destroyed the red rattle snake habitat and the cover that was growing nutritious plants for deer and rabbits by using it as a dirt bike jump. Snakes are no longer under the cover. These had snakes had been studied and protected for over a year by the Global Stewards Academy students.
This giant, jetted bathtub was dumped on the property several years ago. It was repurposed into a habitat for the Red Rattle Snakes underneath and as an experimental model for repopulating barren soil. Many different plants and seeds were cultivated on top with variable soil parameters and watering. In addition to serving as a habitat, “herpetology haven” served as the scaffolding for important sustainable application experiments. Dr. Drinkwine hoped to publish the studies and share the data with the UN to improve land conditions in areas affected by desertification. In one day, hundreds of hours of volunteer work, a longitudinal experiment with real world, widespread impact, and the snakes’ home, was ruined. img_3776 seedlings trampled and uncovered by boots. Four month long experiment ruined. img_3788 img_3789 img_3790 blockade removed by trespassers and they walk or ride up the hill past the obvious “no trespassing” sign remnants of the blockade are strewn about the trampled path. wear from humans personal property succulents trampled and perimeter fence broken. Shoe prints that do not belong to the landowners. more newly trampled paths in August and September dirt bikes noise not only scare the animals, but damages private property. Same tracks as near the trampled succulents. New paths around the blocked off paths pop up overnight note the cracking in the earth of this abused path
ribbon across paths and routine raking of the soil show continuous human trespassers access from south on Suncrest brazen abuse and trespass shown by newer path originating on Drinkwine’s private property and trampled straight up the hill.
Call for action:
EHC board of directors, we need action now! Please,
- Approve an easement for the Drinkwine Family to continue their stewardship of the land, protect their personal property and protect their safety. This is free. The Drinkwine Family Trust and Global Stewards will continue, as they have for 6 years, to bear the financial burden and labor associated with protecting the land.
- Environmental Habitat Conservancy, protect the area as charged by fiduciary duty, and protect the meaningful experiments Dr. J. Drinkwine and Global Stewards have carefully developed to contribute to the sustainability and renewal of the ecosystem.