Subject: Re: Bowermand Basin Boondoggle Date: May 1 10:38:30 1995 From: Russell Rogers - rrogers
>From Russell Rogers, Seattle WA, rrogers at halcyon.com
In response to Mike and Susan's comments on the board walk, I agree, it would be a high price to pay for such a thing. I would think a million dollars could be put to better use.
As for the board walk, I would need to know what the plans were for it before I could determine if the million dollar price tag is a bargain or not. If the board walk was, say, three miles long I would think that was a bargain price.
I can address some of your questions about constructing such a thing, as I am a contractor as well as a birder. To build a board walk even to the viewing area, which is not that far from the end of the airport runway, you would run into considerable expense in having to have a pile driver to put the supports for the walk into the ground. These machines are very expensive to operate and could not be done by volunteers. Also the building code for constructing on that type of land would be very restrictive. It walk for just to the viewing area costing 150,000 to 250,000 dollars.