Wednesday, 7 March 2018

More on pollution

Watch CHPTA Chair Michael McFadden talking about the pollution coming our way from the Dartmouth Clay Target Association.

The Department of the Environment is meeting with the skeet club this week and promises action.

The skeet range (blue marker) is a five bay open air facility. Shooters face the main tidal channel, which is about 300 yards away. The route to the Salt Marsh Trail, about 7/10 of a mile away is obvious. 7,500 waddings transported such a distance implies the existence of many more. There is every likelihood that large quantities of clay fragments and shot have found their way into the environment.They are clearly a threat to the abundant bird life and should be cleaned up. The skeet club needs a pollution abatement program.