EAGLE ROCK — A trail invites hikers to explore Eagle Rock Canyon – even while “No Trespassing” signs right in the middle of the path tell people to go away. These signs came as an unpleasant surprise to the people who bought the land along trail, according to CBS LA.
The warnings – which threaten $1,000 fines or six months in jail – were placed by the Metropolitan Water District, which owns neighboring property. District representatives told CBS it’s responding to reports of homeless encampments, and is trying to prevent wildfires that could endanger a nearby water facility.
Although the trail is maintained and mostly owned by the Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful, parts of it swerve into the water district’s territory.
District representatives and the collaborative are trying to work out a solution – but the CERB has complained that the District never contacted them about the problems before the signs went up.
“Good neighbors don’t just put up signs and say keep off – they have a conversation,” said Cherryl Weaver, president of CERB, told CBS.
Update on Tuesday, June 6: The signs are coming down, said a spokesman with the water district. The announcement was made after water agency officials met with representatives of Eagle Rock beautiful and Council District 13, said MWD spokesman Bob Muir. He said a temporary entry permit will be issued to Eagle Rock Beautiful to cover portions of the trail on agency property, he said.
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