Setting the Record Straight

There have been a lot of charges, claims and misinformation flying in the discussion of archery in the Lower Arroyo. Here is our response to some of these claims.

Claim: Archers only use 8 acres, not 18.

Claim: Archery is not a private use or an exclusive use.

Claim: What about the other exclusive uses in the Arroyo such as the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center and Brookside Golf Course?

Claim: The only people objecting to the Pasadena Roving Archers’ proposal are west Pasadena elitists.

Claim: The archers have taken care of the Lower Arroyo and improved its habitat for many decades.

Claim: The archers have a good safety record; there has never been an accident.

Please let us know if you have other questions or concerns about archery and the Lower Arroyo that you would like to see addressed.

One Comment

  1. Patrick said:

    “Archery, unlike walking, bird-watching, jogging and dog-walking, is an active recreational activity that is inconsistent with a natural preservation area.”

    It is not debatable that dog-walking has a bigger impact on a natural preservation area than any of these activities listed. And I say this as a dog owner. Dog walkers in the Arroyo do not all clean up after their pets, and pet feces contribute to a number of public health problems for people as well as represent a disease vector in a natural preservation area.

    No federal or state designated natural preservation area that I know of permits dogs, even on leash, precisely because of this reason.

    January 13, 2015

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