The Los Angeles Police Department are investigating whether the act constitutes vandalism or accidental, while a group spokesperson told the Washington Post they used "gardening tools" and that it took less than an hour. "NO MORE WOODS", in six-foot-tall letters.
The vandalization was a response by an anonymous environmental group to President Donald Trump's administration. The activist also told the Washington Post that Mr Trump was in the wrong because "repurposing what was once a lovely stretch of land into a playground for the privileged is an environmental crime". "No more woods." in six-foot letters, the Post said. The spokesman said the department sent a deputy to the course to determine whether the damage constituted an act of vandalism or whether it was accidental.
"Repurposing what was once a handsome stretch of land into a playground for the privileged is an environmental crime in its own right", one of the vandals said.
Further, they said that they hope this step sends a message to Trump and his corrupt administration that their actions will be met with action. A manager Eyewitness News contacted from the golf course said he was not authorized to make a statement about the incident.
"This is a criminal act".
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The article originally referred to the act of vandalism as a "daring act of defiance", though it has since been updated by The Post.
Neither President Trump nor the course has commented on the matter.
The proposed austerity budget also includes a 14 per cent cut to the US Coast Guard, primarily a maritime security agency but also conducts ocean and shore life preservation, protection of endangered species, and prevention of oil spills and illegal dumping.
Trump's order to reconsider the rule was strongly supported by the golfing industry as the water rule forces golf course owners to pay costly fines for pollution violations. "We are pleased to see that there is an effort to revisit the rule under this executive order".