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Capn Jimbo Offline
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Posted: Nov. 07 2007,19:42

One puny little tropical storm (Noel) and our expansive  and beautifully "restored" beaches are gone.  

Good.

I stood opposed to this ridiculous expenditure of public money to benefit private interests, especially knowing that it was based on cheap, extra fine sand that even mild conditions eroded and washed back to sea, destroying irreplaceable coral reef and habitat in the process.

Sue Sea was acutely aware as some of our favorite near shore croppings became covered, denying her the joy of seeing thriving tropicals and denying me some reliable fishing.

Now of course you will soon hear the hue and cry of the commercial interests who think that tourists will avoid south Florida cause the beaches are no longer the depth of football fields.  Never you mind that the beach lovers congregate within spitting distance of the water, they've just gotta have those photos for the brochures.

Never!

The real truth is that no amount of "restoral" will EVER be successful.  Over the many years the sand was known to work its way south to form ever changing, natural contours.  This natural progression was interrupted by the creation of such inlets as Port Everglades, et al, which interrupt this progression and present insurmountable obstacles.

Still the tourists will come, as our natural Paradise is just fine with them as is.   The destruction of the reefs - the birthplace of the sea - is unacceptable, as is the expenditure of public moneys to benefit private interests who disallow public access.

Tough.


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Edited by Capn Jimbo on Nov. 08 2007,04:35

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Posted: Nov. 08 2007,07:37

I agree Cap'n.. been here for all of my life and even though in the scheme of things in earth time its only been a very short period.

For as long as I can remember humans have been trying different ideas to keep the sand on the beach, but none have worked. Anyone ever stub yer toes, or scrape up a good set of knees, on old pilings driven into the ground, that jut out from the beaches into the water, now mostly rotted away or almost covered up... or those unsightly Normandy beach style concrete and metal stars (originally used to sink Amerikan landing cratf), strategically placed in a line running out from the high tide mark a few hundred yards or so.

Now its dredges pumping unsightly gray mud up on the beaches.


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Posted: Nov. 08 2007,09:51

I liken it to the wild fires out West. The sh|t's supposed to burn! The sand's supposed to shift!

"It put's the lotion in the basket or it gets the hose again".

Never get out of the boat.
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Posted: Nov. 08 2007,18:09

If anyone ever went to the St. Augustine lighthouse they have photos of the inlet going back about 100 years or so showing the barrier island sand around the inlet shifting back and forth about 1/4 mile. That's about the entire width of John Lloyd Park in the middle. These areas are meant to be dynamic and it's hard to enforce "static" conditions.
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Posted: Dec. 20 2008,01:01

I think this money will be better spent on a new Obama plan (",,,crisis head on")
Glacier renourishment!!

Imagine the potential


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Posted: Dec. 20 2008,01:34

You know, It never ceases to amaze me how we find ways to waste taxpayer money. I’m surprised (not really I suppose) just from an environmental stand point that this is allowed to happen.

It kills the surf zone! You know the surf zone. That little area that contains all kinds of ecosystems that so many life forms rely on and this sludge is killing all that “stuff” that all those “things” depend on to live.

Try to find a sand flea on a re-nourished beach. Try fishing from a re-nourished beach. Watch a kid try to make a sand castle on a re-nourished beach.

There is just so much wrong about beach re-nourishment that it boggles the mind to think we would spend money to do it. Millions and millions of your tax dollars wasted. (IMH F-in O)

I am told that here in the NE region we have money set aside for the impending beach re-nourishment for 2009. I read that we must do more cost cutting in our educational systems because we’re just spending way too much on edumafacation.

And those people who's house is in danger of being washed into the sea!? Please don't use my tax dollars to maintain your poor choice of housing location.


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Posted: June 10 2009,16:20

Gosh, no one has anything to add to this? I guess I stand alone, unchallenged?

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Posted: June 10 2009,18:55

Quote (Tanner @ Dec. 20 2008,04:34)
You know, It never ceases to amaze me how we find ways to waste taxpayer money. I’m surprised (not really I suppose) just from an environmental stand point that this is allowed to happen.

It kills the surf zone! You know the surf zone. That little area that contains all kinds of ecosystems that so many life forms rely on and this sludge is killing all that “stuff” that all those “things” depend on to live.

Try to find a sand flea on a re-nourished beach. Try fishing from a re-nourished beach. Watch a kid try to make a sand castle on a re-nourished beach.

There is just so much wrong about beach re-nourishment that it boggles the mind to think we would spend money to do it. Millions and millions of your tax dollars wasted. (IMH F-in O)

I am told that here in the NE region we have money set aside for the impending beach re-nourishment for 2009. I read that we must do more cost cutting in our educational systems because we’re just spending way too much on edumafacation.

And those people who's house is in danger of being washed into the sea!? Please don't use my tax dollars to maintain your poor choice of housing location.

I agree on re-nourishment. I also agree on the unfortunet  ways they find to spend our tax dollas,Obamas plan is workin really well.
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Posted: June 13 2009,06:53

Now, now Critter (nice to see you post BTW), turn off your AM radio and be aware that "beach renourishment" is a Florida driven decision.  Read developers and beach front commercial interests. Oh yeah, and some beach front home, er mansion, owners.  Last I heard these dudes were mostly Republiclones...

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