Originally Posted by xjguy1
How did the petition go?
The petition gathered a little over 5k signatures.
The powers that be still haven't publicly announced what they are going to do.
This is from an article from one of the local tv stations:
Around 200 ATV and off road vehicle enthusiasts sought answers on Thursday night.
News spread quickly last month that the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency would no longer allow these vehicles on their 12-hundred acre property, which is part of the Forest Legacy Program.
Supporters of the group, We Rock Aetna Mountain, say they've been off roading on the property for years.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation tells TWRA there is now an issue.
"Silt came down off Aetna mountain and into the Tennessee River. There's a number of silt delta's in the Tennessee River and they traced this back to Aetna Mountain and part of the Cummings Cove WMA," says TWRA Regional Manager, John Mayer.
So, after many years, TWRA will have to start enforcing the ban on ATV's.
But some people fear it comes down to much more than silt and erosion.
"In my mind and in my heart I know what's happening. They're in connection with Black Creek estates, which is Black Creek Farms, they're trying to swap out some of their TWRA land," says Christie Perkins with We Rock Aetna Mountain.