Stupid Is As Stupid Does
The following email from SWAP (Small Wilderness Area Preservation.) If you know the moron or morons responsible for this, please make that call.
SMALL WILDERNESS AREA PRESERVATION (S.W.A.P.)Los Osos/Morro Bay Chapter * P.O. Box 6442, Los Osos, CA 93412Contact: 528-0392 for information
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - DESTRUCTION IN ELFIN FOREST A vandal spent the afternoon on Memorial Day wreaking havoc in a portion of the El Moro Elfin Forest Natural Area. The Los Osos preserve sits on the southeastern shore of Morro Bay. The area that was vandalized is fenced off and not open to the public. The intruder cut through fencing and systematically used hands, feet and possibly a heavy tool tearing and breaking limbs off Morro Manzanitas. The Morro Manzanita is a federally listed threatened plant species under the Endangered Species Act. It exists only in the area of Los Osos and nowhere else on earth. A member of Small Wilderness Area Preservation, SWAP, the organization that saved the Elfin Forest from development scared the intruder away. The noise of breaking wood alerted the SWAP member to the intruder's actions. The area that suffered damage extends for over an acre and may have been vandalized on more than one day. The vandal also damaged or destroyed several projects in the area such as revegetation and installation of controls against soil erosion. The affected dune habitat is quite sensitive to human intrusion and contains numerous native plants and animals. The identity of the intruder remains unknown. Federal, State and San Luis County authorities have been notified of the incident. SWAP is offering a reward of $1,000 to anyone who has information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.
The SWAP phone number in Los Osos is 528-0392.
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