We should like to know who at the Holmes Junior High School gave the assignment to his/her students to make a film about World War II war games in the Natural Area, located on the greenbelt along the eastern part of the North Fork of Putah Creek in South Davis. The location of the Natural Area is limited on the north between La Paz Drive and Eucalyptus Street and on the south between Deodara Court and Rosario Street.
The more than two-hour-long (on Sunday, up to 7:30 p.m.) excessive noise and activities of high school kids with gun-like objects near the Natural Area’s western bench and in the middle of the grass area, which is supposed to be protected (walking only on trails) alerted us, who live on the south side of the creek.
An area marked as “Natural Area” by definition is protected and its wildlife must not be disturbed. It is for certain not a place for war games.
Marietta and Domenico Bernoco