Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park

Marana Residents Taken By Surprise Over National Park Fence

April 23, 2008, 8:57 am

The trucks showed up early Tuesday morning. Work crews unloaded fence posts, flags, concrete and rolls of barbed wire. Neighbors say they never saw it coming.

"You're not going to stop anything," said resident Tom Guedel.  "It's just a waste of taxpayer money."

The US National Park Service says it's building a four foot high barbed wire fence to keep out unwanted traffic, such as ATVs and cattle, even though neighbors in Continental Reserve say they've never seen anything but respectful traffic.