Vail Daily letter: Perhaps … |

Vail Daily letter: Perhaps …

Perhaps they didn’t know that the average rainfall for Eagle, Colorado, is less than 11 inches. Perhaps they had not observed that our native vegetation is sagebrush, junipers and native grasses. Perhaps they didn’t consider the negative environmental impact of fertilizing, watering and mowing non-native vegetation. Perhaps they didn’t consider the long-term cost to the community of paying for the maintenance for non-native species. Or perhaps the people who made the decision to plant non-native vegetation in the I-70 interchange at Eagle either didn’t care about any of these issues or were just irresponsible.

Dale Decker

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