Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 5:35 PM
Subject: THE FUTURE OF WATER IN LEEDS
Submitted by LWC & LDWA Shareholder, Judy Wilkinson
As soon as I received your email mentioning TROUT UNLIMITED, I went into shock.
These environmental groups are all about "taking" from hard working people. Do not let them tell you they will do nothing to change our water source, etc.
I am a shareholder in both the Leeds Domestic Water Users Assoc and the Leeds Water Company. My name is Judy Wilkinson and I own two residential properties in Leeds. My father, Vere McMullin, was one of those farmers who helped dig irrigation and culinary ditches to pay for his water assessment.
We ranch on the Oregon/Nevada border and have been battling the introduction of Laotian Cutthroat Trout and the KILLING of the good trout, all at the expense of the U.S. citizens. Of course, the general public knows nothing of this horrible practice.
TROUT UNLIMITED also manages any recreational travel, fishing, and use of these areas for the sake of protecting THEIR precious planted FISH.
Now we are prohibited from grazing cattle because of TROUT UNLIMITED’s special fish. And because of the NO GRAZE prohibitions, when the horrific fires ravaged all the creeks, all of their planted fish were burned and killed. We, the United States citizens & taxpayers, now put out millions, billions to restock their precious non-native fish. They now intend to create fish bear rivers to prevent the NATIVE fish from killing their precious transplanted fish.
If any group wants to do anything with our water sources, be aware, they do not have your welfare in mind!
I am against consideration of ANY of TROUT UNLIMITED's proposals.
IN FACT, I WOULD NOT EVEN LISTEN TO THEM. They should have contacted the water companies BEFORE they attempted ANY studies or work. It only proves their intentions are self-serving.
DO NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO MESS WITH OUR WATER, CREEKS, WELLS, ETC.
Do not make the mistake of considering their proposals for any reason. They have other entities they serve.
Please share this information with those in attendance as I am unable to attend this meeting.