Quinte Conservation is asking residents living on County Rd 13 near Half Moon Bay to be vigilant for trespassers after some person(s) vandalized signage at temporarily closed Little Bluff Conservation Area.
Sometime between the dates of April 9th and 13th, vandals armed with spray paint took to the Conservation Area in southern South Marysburgh and spray painted the newly installed entrance sign and two signs attached to the closed entrance gate.
In a statement, the Conservation Authority reminded the public Little Bluff is not closed because of the current COVID-19 lockdown.
“The property is closed for required maintenance and improvement projects caused by the excessive damage that was done to the area from last summer’s overwhelming crowds,” the statement read. “As the area is environmentally significant, the closure was necessary in order to give the land time to repair and recover.”
The image of a black circle and a red line has been associated with an anti-lockdown movement.
Maintenance work is set to be completed this spring. A media release will be sent out with more information once the area is set to open and residents living around Little Bluff are asked to report trespassers to the OPP.
Quinte Conservation is a community-based environmental protection agency. It serves 18 municipalities in the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers and Prince Edward County. It provides cost-effective environmental expertise and leadership. Quinte Conservation’s main goal is to create a sustainable ecosystem where people and nature live in harmony. More information about Quinte Conservation is available at www.quinteconservation.ca.