Letters to the Editor

Mankind is to blame for May River downfall

Regarding your article on "wildlife next on cleanup agenda," the May River Action Plan could save some money by canceling the yearlong study on whether wildlife and birds go poo in the May River. I'm pretty sure they do, and likely at the same rate they always have.

Before the area was inhabited by modern mankind, the May River was at its cleanest. The culprit in this who-messed-the-river-up mystery is man.

Now man wants to blame the animals. The Bluffton town naturalist is ready to chase them away or kill them.

Reminds me of Chairman Mao's campaign to kill all wild birds in China in order to increase crop production. It took a few years but they got most of them.

Frank Kimball

Hilton Head Island