Crimson and clover all over Moore Park

Crimson and clover all over Moore Park

A lovely day at a park in Klamath Falls can be ruined by bee stings.

Walk the main field at Moore Park and you’ll see clover everywhere. Bees are all over that clover. The annual City budget for parks is over $1 million. They are already watering, mowing, spraying weed killer around trees and doing a lot of other maintenance. With all that going on, how can they be so negligent of the clover problem?

The 3% of the population (National Health Institute) that is allergic to bees risks their lives when they visit our parks.

Clover is considered by experts to be a weed that is completely plausible to remove. For example, you don’t see any of it in high-end golf courses. The presence of clover is an indication of poor soil management, as it grows where nutrient levels are too low to sustain healthy grass.

The City’s track record indicates they hate investments in things to do at the park that don’t involve walking on the grass. In fact, they go out of their way to run such investors out of town. In kind, the City needs to be held accountable for the one thing it claims to want to do and which seems to be the most important element of City parks: grow good grass. If they need help, they can reach out to the community of marijuana growers for advice. If weeds aren’t a serious issue, perhaps they should fill the parks with pot, then everyone can be just as high as the City government is on itself, and just as clueless.