wreckreation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of wreck +‎ recreation

Noun[edit]

wreckreation (uncountable)

  1. Recreation that wrecks or harms the environment. For example, running off-road vehicles and mountain bikes through ecologically sensitive areas, running boats with large wakes in narrow watercourses so as to cause bank erosion, climbing in areas where raptors nest, or simply hiking in areas that disturb existing flora, fauna and archaeological resources.
    • 1973, David E. Gray, Donald A. Pelegrino, Reflections on the recreation and park movement: a book of readings
      Wreckreation in Our National Forests
    • 2001, Wild Earth Association, Cenozoic Society, Wild earth, Volume 11 (page 80)
      ...critiques of motorized wreckreation...
    • 2008, Craig Chalquist, Deep California: Images and Ironies of Cross and Sword on El Camino Real
      Time will tell whether the small town surrounded by agribusinesses, booming residential populations, and sand dunes to drive on for high-speed wreckreation will preserve its maternal purity.
    • http://www.peer.org/campaigns/publiclands/orv/index.php
      Off-Road “Wreckreation” Plagues Public Lands
    • http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2009/11/11/Wreckreation/index.html - By Jim Cooperman, 11 Nov 2009, TheTyee.ca
      BC's Shameful Backcountry Wreckreation