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Scott Hespen  › Bandemer Park   August 13, 2013 at 9:05pm

The course is pretty destroyed at the moment, after last nights storm.

Ben Calhoun   August 14, 2013 at 11:44am

what happened?

Scott Hespen   August 14, 2013 at 9:10pm

I didn't notice anything until the walk up to hole 6. A huge tree fell across the blue tee and on top of the picnic table. Several more dropped on 6 blocking all shots except from the red tee. There are also at least two more huge trees blocking the path to 7.

Robert Shaffer   August 15, 2013 at 10:34am

i get out of work friday at 3.. anyone wanna meet me early at bandy to help clean up

Swervy Werby   August 15, 2013 at 10:50am

I can't make it early tomorrow but this afternoon I'm available outta work at 5. If anyone wants to meet me and try to move/push some of this stuff outta the way ill help out but go no tools though to help cut anything.

Robert Shaffer   August 15, 2013 at 11:25am

i cant family dinner tonight

Ben Calhoun   August 15, 2013 at 11:35am

Thanks, Rob , wish I could but I can't make it up there. I've got a hand saw to lend if you need it.

Zach Zeneberg   August 16, 2013 at 11:09am

I spoke with NAP (Natural Area Preservation) today, they are the good folks who tend to our park areas, and will be taking a look. Huge downed trees, chainsaws definitely necessary.

Ben Calhoun   August 16, 2013 at 12:37pm

Beware the NAP..they are responsible for at least 1 potential course not being developed in Ann Arbor, and maybe another..

Zach Zeneberg   August 16, 2013 at 12:47pm

We're no better than any other developer paving habitat over with a parking lot if we don't take the time to consider the impact of our activities--NAP is the organization responsible for the stewardship of our shared resources.

Zach Zeneberg   August 16, 2013 at 12:55pm

So saying that they are "responsible" is misleading and kind of inflammatory Ben--the facts revealed by an impact assessment conducted by NAP are responsible--some development just shouldn't happen due to site conditions and variables.

Ben Calhoun   August 16, 2013 at 1:27pm

Exactly, like the unneccessary new high school that chopped a hill top off to pave acres of parking lot and build buildings, leveling woods for soccer fields, but then not allowing a 9 hole course in the woods lol