On Saturday I neede to get out of the house for a bit and it was just my son(2) and I. I live about 15 minutes from conowingo dam and figured it would be something cool for him to see. I knew they were letting a lot of water out so I knew my son would think it was pretty cool. Anyway on my way down to the dam, I was on the road that deadends into the parking lot and noticed someone put up a few signs (decently made) Saying " Exelon open up our catwalk", "Exelon Sucks", "Give us our Catwalk back" and a few more. I have never fished the calkwalk when it was open, I remeber seeing it as a kid but never went up there. The closed it after 9/11, I guess they think that someone could try and blow up the dam from there, pretty silly when you can drive right on top of the thing or drive a boat right up to the base if you really wanted too....I know its closed for security reasons but I wonder if there was anything that could be done, for instance a petition, or helping develope a way of safely allowing people to use the catwalk again? So sort of paid yearly pass with security check or something like that. I know that they would not spend big dollars just to allow us up there but if it could be paid for by buying a pass or permit it really wouldn't come out of their pocket.
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5/23/11 at 2:02pm