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Old February 5th, 2008, 08:47 PM   #1
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This was in our local paper today.

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Old February 5th, 2008, 08:56 PM   #2
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Good, serves 'em right.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 08:58 PM   #3
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I'd like to know if they were locals or visitors to the island.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #4
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$2655 & five days, ouch. Don't F-up like that again. The'll get drunk and do it again. If not there, somewhere else.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 09:01 PM   #5
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Old February 5th, 2008, 09:05 PM   #6
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I just read that on my newspapers web site and came here to post it.. It is MFer's like that that give us a bad name, and help shut down great wheeling areas.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 09:16 PM   #7
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Old February 5th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #8
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They are confused by that "past tense" thing...
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$2655 & five days, ouch. Don't F-up like that again. They'll get drunk and do it again. If not there, somewhere else.
I bet that it takes at least 5k for them to repair the damage to the way the DEQ wants it... THAT may make them think about it harder... at least I hope so.
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Awesome to read!
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Disclaimer: I am not related to the aforementioned Michael Edward
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I guess next time they will stay out of the wetlands. We dont need people like that wheeling, hopefully it makes them re-think there wheeling habits
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Chippewa County District Court Judge Sentences Two Wetland Violators to Jail Time

Chippewa County District Court Judge Michael W. MacDonald recently accepted a guilty plea and sentenced two individuals to serve five days in jail and pay a fine of $2,500 plus $155 in court costs and fees in connection with illegal dredging and filling of state regulated wetlands. The defendants, Michael Edward Coon and Michael Donald Lucchesi, pled guilty to a misdemeanor violation of Michigan’s wetlands protection law as a result of their driving off-road vehicles through valuable Great Lakes coastal wetland areas on Drummond Island, destroying much of the wetland vegetation and disturbing the habitats of nesting Ospreys and other wildlife.
In addition to serving jail time, Judge MacDonald ordered the defendants to file with the court a plan to restore the impacted wetland areas to their original condition in accordance with DEQ requirements and to have the wetland restoration plan completed by no later than June 30, 2008.
This resolution is the result of the coordinated efforts between the DEQ, Department of Natural Resources, and the Office of Chippewa County Prosecuting Attorney Brian Peppler. These combined efforts have resulted in quickly resolving this case and ensuring that the coastal wetland area will be restored.
“It is critical that we protect our Great Lakes coastal wetland areas that provide a unique and valuable ecological habitat for Michigan’s fish and wildlife,” said DEQ Director Steven E. Chester. “We appreciate the support of the local community in helping to resolve this case and protect our environment.”
Judge MacDonald additionally required the defendants to provide a letter to the residents of Drummond Island through the local newspaper regarding the violation and terms of their sentence.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 10:42 PM   #14
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is this the same thing that was posted oh here last year with the guys that made there own mud run made their own trail right off the road ????

anyway it amazes me that you can wheel almost everywhere on drumond and it has some of the best wheeling i have ever seen here or other states... and THESE JACKASSES!!!!!!!!! decide that they have to make a mud run insted of driveing the mile down the road to hit a place that is leagle..WHAT FAWK STICKS!!!!!!!!!!!
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I didn't know FBYJ was on drummond island....


Maybe they should turn those 'tards over to the legitimate wheelers.
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Is this the same thing that was posted on here last year with the guys that made there own mud run made their own trail right off the road ????
That is the first thing that came to my mind also.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 11:59 PM   #17
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I'd like to know if they were locals or visitors to the island.
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is this the same thing that was posted oh here last year with the guys that made there own mud run made their own trail right off the road ????
And yes it is...



And I know the guys and they are dumbasses.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 08:05 AM   #18
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No locals involved. They were non-Islanders,,,

These people were renting a cabin out on the water in Scott's Bay.

On the rental property there was a lil drive that went down to the waters edge that allowed the owner of the rental cabin, to put in his dock. The 4x4 drivers drove down on that path to the water ..I guess they wanted to see how deep they could drive in the water,, then they noticed the property to the east was marshy ..., so,,,they left one piece of private property,,to drive into the Marsh, (another piece of private property,), once in the marsh,, the 4x4 drivers decided to tool around a bit, just to see if the could get stuck....

They were full size... well built. They were young drivers. They knew what they were doing,,, what they didnt realize,, was the person who called the DNR, liked to take a walk along the marsh (it was their own property) to observe the osprey nesting site. I believe the drivers thought nobody could see them from the blacktop or from the the water side. I'm guessing when I type this part, but I think, because they were pretty much hidden from view, they thought they could rip the marsh to shred's and get away with it. well, they did just that and more.

They mucked-up big time.. they hurt 4 wheeling on the Island (Just like the group did a year ago out in Maxton Plains..they were not local either... but in fairness,, some local hunters did start that illegal track the prior fall,,, the 4x4's made the mistake of running it the spring..
[the ground was wet and soft].. and made the track highly visable to the eye) ... Anyway the marsh drivers gave the anti's enough ammo to last for years to come. Once I found out just what occured.. I was really hot. Like I said to folks already.. that Judge let them off ....lightly. There is no sympathy at all from me.

(I just read the above post,,, I didn't realize they were the same group...I'll be damned... thanks ... it certainly does add up when I think about it)

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so are all the trails on d.i. closed except turtle ridge park?
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So this was not the Maxton Plains incident? Have they ever discovered who is the guilty party there?
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