Huckleberries Online has received the following letter from 9YO Coeur d'Alene Lake resident:
Hi my name is Ryan Eaton. I am 9 years old and I love on Coeur d'Alene Lake where they are going to put on the Diamond Cup. I think that they should not be putting it on because they are cutting down trees on the Centennial Trail. I think they are doing this to make it so that they can see the races. Those trees that they are cutting down are not their property and they should not be cut down. It bothers me because when I walk on the trail I used to see lots of beautiful trees. They created shade for me and made me feel at home. Now the trail is not as beautiful and shady when I take a walk. In Cub Scouts we have a saying "Leave No Trace" that means there are rules for a trail. It also means conservation in the outdoors. In scouts we educate people on nature as well as the Leave No Trace-outdoor code to protect our environment. I think that they shouldn't change the environment on the trail. They should leave it alone because it is a place that many people walk on and enjoy every day. Thank you.