Mitigate is what it’s called
when beach-lovers and environmentalists barter
so that Off Road Vehicles can ride the sand spits
they’ve ridden forever AND not make it worse for the Piping Plovers.
Build a berm, hire watchers, erect fences, monitor predators.
Yes, until we get to the part about “removing” the latter,
as in kill the coyote, crow, raccoon, skunk, and fox:
Mitigation run amok is what I call it.
*This 420 Character, 9 Line Poem is written for all the four legged mammals and the Black-backed Gulls and Crows who haven’t (yet) learned to speak for themselves in this Mitigation Scheme: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/daily-prompt-fair/
- Scarborough to Be Fined Thousands for Piping Plover Death (wgme.com)
- A good year for nesting Piping Plovers and American Oystercatchers! (ncfscience.wordpress.com)