Good morning Mayor Picozzi and All, There is an issue that is bothering me, so please listen as I share it with you. I believe in "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." Some of those reactions are unknown and take time to reveal
Good morning Mayor Picozzi and All,
There is an issue that is bothering me, so please listen as I share it with you. I believe in "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." Some of those reactions are unknown and take time to reveal themselves and could have tragic results.
A short while ago, a coyote came from my backyard, went into Edgehill Road and walked away in the center of the road like it owned it.
I believe the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) has relaxed the regulations to allow developers and realtors easier access to develop business in our wetlands. I believe this has emboldened them in their actions to allow the development of huge housing projects, mega commercial buildings (warehouses) and solar farms.
One of the major reactions from these actions has been the destruction of our wildlife habitat. We are seeing more wild animals in our neighborhoods. They are walking in our yards and down the middle of our streets in broad daylight with no fear of humans. As these habitats are destroyed, the food source that coyotes depend on is also being destroyed.
As I drive through my Chatham Village Neighborhood, and see five, six and seven-year-old children playing in their yards and see photos of these pack hunters roaming our streets freely, it troubles me greatly.
The response that "well we have had more domestic dog bites than coyote attacks” is not good enough for me. Is that response good enough for you?
I respectfully ask Mayor Picozzi, the Warwick City Council, and RIDEM to restart the "Warwick Coyote Commission" that was formed in Jan. 2005, and completed in Sept. 2005. We must immediately revisit the recommendations to ensure they have been implemented and are working. RIDEM must be part of this commission, as well as leaders in our city, state and community.
This situation requires us to be proactive not reactive.
Philip D'Ercole Sr.
No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here