Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Fred Fromhart, retired superintendent of Seneca State Forest, and his wife, JoAnn, of Dunmore, provided their choice of favorite wild food of Pocahontas County for a current survey seeking favorite wild foods of natives of each of West Virginia’s 55 counties.

Their absolute favorite from the county’s many enchanting choices is gathering wild asparagus for greens every spring.

Fred, who is the group’s secretary is not aware that his choice may be influenced by the many years of assistance he gave to the late Euell Gibbons, author of Stalking the Wild Asparagus.

Fromhart assisted Gibbons yearly at the North Bend State Park’s annual Nature Wonder Wildfoods Weekend where the author changed the way West Virginians and eventually the nation enjoy wild food. This year’s event at North Bend on September 19 through 21 will feature another well-known author – Gary Lincoff, who will be expanding the knowledge of edible wild mushrooms of West Virginia.

Those natives of Pocahontas County who want to add their favorites may call me at 304-428-9500.

Edelene Wood, president

National Wild

Foods Association

Parkersburg

Dear Editor,

I visit the Pocahontas area for all of the beauty it has to offer. I like to camp and hike and take pictures. I have many friends who are into fishing and hunting in your area.

I read this great paper online and have been following this pipeline story for months.

It sure seems to me that this is a bad choice for a big pipeline. I grasp that this is really big in size and they’ll be blasting through the mountains to bury the pipeline.

I think this is a very bad idea because of land slides and rock slides and the type of rock they call karst.

I’d think that there could be underground movements that could poke the pipeline and leak it into our water.

There are a lot of really important streams that supply water all over many states.

Also, I want to share that this is such a great area for hunting that someone needs to look into what happens when the forest becomes an industrial spot.

In ending, I think that these gas companies should build this along a major highway where it would not harm the people and animals.

Sincerely,

Julia Lazare

julia.laware@gmail.com

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