To the editor:
On Aug. 31, a young and astute bass angler from Overland Park made his first visit to Perry Lake.
During his day afloat, he was appalled by the pollution that he periodically saw and heard, especially in the vicinity of three of the reservoir's four marinas.
At the two Rock Creek marinas, his ears were assaulted by loud music emitting from two boats docked at one of the marinas.
In addition, the shorelines surrounding both marinas were littered with an appalling accumulation of trash. Except for the trees and brush, which were deposited by Mother Nature and weren't offensive to the eye, much of the debris came from the recreational boaters who moor their boats at the marinas.
Around the marina in the Slough Creek arm, he experienced similar sights and sounds but the accumulation of debris along the shoreline wasn't as massive and offensive as it was in Rock Creek.
Shortly before this angler made his maiden visit to the lake, area newspapers published stories about how some recreational boaters and other folks were concerned about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' policies regarding Perry's water levels. This angler, however, thought that the boaters, anglers, Corps of Engineers and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks should be more concerned about the offensive noise and litter that besmears portions of the lake.