[Tweeters] Ridgefield NWR - Car loop - stay in your car Oct 1 to May 1st

Goodwin ksgoodwin at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 28 12:27:09 PST 2014

If standing in your sun roof and taking pictures is OK; then ask the government to change regulations on the web site.

Which states " standing in the sunroof all violate the spirit of the 'stay in your car' requirement! "

Per web site: http://www.fws.gov/ridgefieldrefuges/ridgefield/visit.html

The following are regulations specific to the Refuge:
"Seasonal Stay In Your Car Requirement - From October 1 to May 1, visitors to the Auto Tour Route are required to stay in their car other than at the entrance parking lot and observation blind parking lot. If all visitors respect this rule, wildlife disturbance will be reduced affording everyone a better wildlife viewing opportunity. Logic and safety should dictate appropriate behaviors! Standing on pick-up running boards, sitting in an open hatchback or trunk, standing in the back of pick-ups, using open car window as seats, wildlife viewing through open car doors, sitting on the roof, and standing in the sunroof all violate the spirit of the 'stay in your car' requirement! As a matter of safety, behaviors inappropriate for other public roads (e.g. driving with the doors open) are equally inappropriate for Refuge roads."

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