20.02.2011 16.Adar l, 5771
Protecting creeks from careless drivers
In response to the damage caused to flora and fauna by ATVs, the nature authority has recently begun blocking vehicle access to many waterways.
Hikers arriving at the Zippori Creek near Kiryat Tivon these days are likely to think they have stumbled into a military zone. A long stretch of the river bank has been blocked by a row of large boulders; a formerly open area has been fenced off; and a sign warns motorists to beware of spikes in the road.
In reality, however, all this is the work of the Kishon River Authority, which concluded that if damage caused by careless drivers of all-terrain vehicles went unchecked, soon nothing would be left of the local wildlife….