Re: "Showdown looms on fate of Pierce County lake" (TNT, 4-7).
John Gillie's informative article and Peter Haley's photo tell it all - fishermen enjoying undisturbed nature.
Lake Kapowsin, its wetlands and wilderness, belong to Pierce County taxpayer citizens.
"Global sporting asset" and "area worldwide exposure" incense me. We don't need that! This smells of politicians tied to investors who seek to rob us of a last vestige of outdoor heritage.
Our own growing family enjoyed fishing, rowing, swimming, camping and pioneer history there. Years ago, we camped in the small campground.
Looking upward we saw logging and hunting country. Now, there is a new dock and boat ramp.
Yes, there has been littering and car-stripping. Could a caretaker be stationed there? Surely, the Pierce County Sheriff's Office patrols Kapowsin.
Seattle businessman William Pickard and his coalition can look toward Lake Chelan or Snohomish County. Motorcraft do not belong on Kapowsin, with its stumps and submerged logs.
Let tranquility reign. May stumps, sunken logs, old trestle and train cars of yesteryear rest in peace.