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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Nashua should learn from beaver death

Letter to the Editor

It’s stunning to me that, in the entire community of Nashua, there is apparently not anyone who recognizes that a young, dispersing beaver is trying to get to the water and will likely be hit by traffic if not assisted (March 31: “Injured beaver dies”).

Exposing schoolchildren to this heartless failure is unfortunate. This could have been a powerful opportunity to show children what communities can accomplish when they work together and how good it feels to help each other or another species.

Instead, it was a flurry of morning activity ending with a pointless death.

Dispersal of young beavers seeking their own territory happens every March, and Nashua should learn from this event and have a plan to deal better with it next time.

Heidi Perryman

President & Founder

Worth A Dam

Martinez, Calif.