Stewards of the Land?
Live to the Mount Hermon Forest
16:2, 10, 13. And he called him and said to him, "what is
this I hear about you? Give an account of your stewardship, for
you can no longer be steward. He who is faithful in a very little
thing is faithful also in much, and he who is unrighteous in a very
little thing is unrighteous in much.
You cannot serve both God and Mammon.
This is an image
from the Mt. Hermon Christian Conferences Grounds Web Site-Showing the pristine
beauty of the Redwood Forest on their grounds.
BUT- LOOK HERE!
This is an image of what Mt. Hermon has now done to these trees!
architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. once said, "This
generation has received, as a free inheritance from past ages, a hoard
of forest wealth. But if any of the future generations for thousands of
years to come are to have the opportunity of enjoying the spiritual
values obtainable from such primeval forests, this generation must
exercise the economic self-restraint necessary for passing on some
portion of this inheritance, instead of 'cashing-in' on all of it."
HERMON CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE
GROUNDS OPTS OUT!
What is a
steward of the land?
Is it a Moral or
Do we not as a community strive to preserve the beauty of the land we
are entrusted with- by either ownership or usage?
a steward to land is like being its parent. It's about taking
care of the land by protecting its resources, including wildlife,
timber, soil, water, natural beauty,
is about making a commitment to the land that helps
preserve it for today and tomorrow.
by Merriam Webster:
sanctity of :Profane
<desecrate a shrine> 2 : to
disrespectfully, irreverently, or outrageously
peace and respect of the redwood forest has come to an end at
Hermon Christian Conference Grounds as they desecrate their land.
WHAT ARE THEY THINKING?
THIS IS WHAT MT. HERMON ASSOCIATION HAS DONE TO THE LAND ON THEIR
CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE GROUNDS IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
THE SEQUOIA TRAIL
FOLLOWS BEAN CREEK THROUGH THE MT. HERMON
CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE GROUNDS. ONCE A PEACEFUL FOREST WALK, NOW IS
THE SCENE OF THIS OVERHEAD ROPES COURSE. IT RESEMBLES AN
'E' TICKET RIDE AT DISNEYLAND.
THE ONCE PRISTINE LANDSCAPE,
PEACE AND SERENITY OF THIS REDWOOD
AREA OF MT HERMON, CALIFORNIA, IS NOW BEING DESECRATED BY A
"RIDE" FOR THE MT. HERMON CONFERENCE CENTER ATTENDEES.
NOT ONLY A VISUAL BLIGHT
, THE NOISE IS UNBECOMING A
SANCTUARY OF PEACE AND SERENITY. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ARE ALSO A
CONCERN. NEITHER NEIGHBORS ADJOINING THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF
THESE RIDES WERE NOT NOTICED OF THIS IMPENDING INFRINGEMENT OF
"QUIET ENJOYMENT" OF THEIR LAND. THE MOUNT HERMON COMMUNITY
ASSOCIATION OF HOMEOWNERS WERE NEVER INFORMED OF THESE
ACCORDING TO THE SANTA CRUZ
PLANNING DEPARTMENT NO BUILDING PERMIT WAS
REQUIRED FOR BUILDING THIS ROPES COURSE. THEREFORE THIS PROJECT
WAS NOT SUBJECT
TO A CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) REVIEW BY SANTA
CRUZ COUNTY PLANNING/BUILDING DEPARTMENT. (QUESTION- WHY DOES THE SANTA CRUZ
BUILDING DEPARTMENT WEBSITE STATE
THAT ANY PLATFORM OVER 30 INCHES OFF THE GROUND REQUIRES A BUILDING PERMIT?)
THIS IS A VISUAL ASSAULT TO
THE FOREST, AND AN AUDIO ASSAULT TO THOSE
LOOKING FOR A PEACEFUL WALK IN THE WOODS, or SITTING IN THEIR OWN YARD.
PLEASE NOTE IN
THE PHOTO BELOW THE PLATFORMS----ACCORDING TO THE SANTA CRUZ BUILDING
DEPARTMENT WEBSITE, A BUILDING PERMIT IS REQUIRED FOR ANY PLATFORM OVER
30 INCHES FROM THE GROUND!!! BUT NO BUILDING PERMIT WAS ISSUED
FOR THIS ROPES COURSE! WONDER WHO DOES THE SAFETY INSPECTIONS
AFTER THE INSTALLATION OF THE COURSE?
PERHAPS THAT IS WHY
JUMPING OFF THE PLATFORM IS CALLED "A LEAP OF
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