Some donated photos of objectionable State Park policy
Navarro Beach private logging w/Parks permission
on Christmas day 2004 (so it won't interfere with visitors "experience" and so locals, who've collected firewood there for at least since the sawmill closed 50 years ago, won't see it and feel excluded by state policy)
This driftwood log is on private property, but the owners can't take it because the private property butts against a State Park.
State Parks however, may lease logging access (includeing that log) to whomever they approve. The community resource of firewood and lumber from driftwood is sold to qualified special interests selected by their professional credentials and payment of a permit fee. (sounds republican don't it?) The approved logger then removes the larger logs, and the Parks dept. is off the hook for cleanup that used to take place by custom after every storm, but now the community resource is lost. Beach management like this is inconsiderate, but appearantly not too hard. (except for all the bitching)
A pile of discarded burlap bags was tossed behind a bush and left for someone else to clean up. Used to sandbag the ruts and give footing to the tires.