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Spend on elk, not granary
It’s frustrating to hear that there’s a call to raise $1,000,000 to save a manmade structure like the grain elevator. Sure, it’s a piece of history, but $1,000,000. Really?
And then what do we get for $1,000,000? Access? Are they going to renovate the interior and make it some place cool to visit? Or it is going to be more like a huge memorial?
The fact is we have another iconic Sequim legacy we could consider: our beloved elk herd. The $1,000,000 raised would go much further buying up land in East Sequim to make their ancestral roaming grounds a permanent corridor and it also would bolster habitat that is currently being lost through development in the area. Just a thought.
Where are our actual priorities as a community? The past or the future?