"Panther Lake will penetrate the ground in twenty years" asserts Kent Mayor Suzette Chef. What a misfortune, just what a calamity. No public authorities or agency is prepared to connect to shield this priceless public property. I believe the political leaders are unable to see the spectacular natural beauty dance just before them. They select instead to check out monetary obligations. The State of Washington unloaded a natural disaster package deal that consisted of the sensational gem of the Benson Passage on an innocent Limit Evaluation Board and inevitably on a Town. However, there is a far more pressing issue for Panther Lake as well as the people that canoe, swim, fish, play and breathe air.
If you have driven the Benson (WA 515) you have passed near to Panther Lake in Kent WA. You can not view it from the road. If you really did not recognize it existed you remain in good business. Fifty thousand people reside in the surrounding location. Several do not know it is there. The majority of people recognize there is a Panther Lake close by, that's all. An old guy which I satisfied at After 5 Sports Bar near the Panther Lake Safeway told me it is still the ideal largemouth bass fishing lake in the State. A close friend from church asserts that no person understands just how deep the lake is. He informed me that the old timers state there is an impenetrable layer of filth regarding seven feet down however nobody recognizes beyond that. A youthful businesswoman giggled when she related a story regarding going there to smoke pot when she was in Senior high school. Her location has actually considering that annexed to Renton. She doesn't really feel connected to The Lake anymore. My boy and also his pals from Benson Hill Elementary fished from the bank at the State Park entrance at the end of 116th SE. This spring a boy told me a fishing tale over breakfast at the Golden Steer eating establishment on the Benson at SE 240th. He frequently fished Panther Lake from a canoe when he attended Meeker Junior High. He gave up going due to the fact that his equipment kept obtaining twisted in the non indigenous lily that controls the area. He really felt cleanup was a State trouble. Because redistricting, his valued fishing hole is now in the 11th Legislative District as well as he resided in the 47th Legal District and also really did not see just how he might aid in any kind of grass origins task to Conserve the Lake although he simply lives a couple of blocks away.