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About kross57

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    fishing, hunting
  • What I do for a living:
    enviro consultant

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  1. Although the devastation of the marine environment and impacts on surfers and anglers are definite consequences of pumping sand, there are also effects on ordinary beachgoers. This "beach renourishment" creates a very steep gradient, a vicious shorebreak, deep water just inches from the beach and an odd bounce-back undertow. All of this is threatening to ordinary people and especially children. I don't know how many drownings and injuries this has caused but it is substantial. What would each of these gentleman do to stop this? More importantly, why has Frank Pallone in his many years in office done nothing to correct this?
  2. I believe the real fight is with the Army Corp of Engineers. The rest may benefit but they are neither organized or especially skilled at this kind of fight.
  3. You need one organization willing to spearhead this, to get the ball rolling. I plan to approach Surfrider first, maybe American Littoral Society if that fails. Open to suggestions. Or talk it up with whatever group you're involved with now. It will definitely take a broad coalition.
  4. I do think it will be hard. When are the things worth doing ever easy? Its not just anglers. Surfers, enviros; even beachgoers who see the danger in cliff-like beaches, savage shorebreak, dangerous undertow, or just the negatives of spreading their blankets on orange gravel. Or tell a shore community they can have that $10 million to spend however they see fit. If they had a choice, how many would use the funding to pump sand? I've always felt any battle is winnable when you are right. Here, there's no question.
  5. I meant organized groups. And that is part of the needed campaign - getting VALID information out to the public. I don't think most people are aware that hundreds of millions of their tax dollars are being wasted. Especially the 90% of NJ residents who are neither beach goers nor seaside landowners. It's us saying over and over "it can't be done" that will make that statement true. It CAN be done.
  6. Everyone, with few exceptions, seems to be against beach replenishment. The trouble is, there has never been an organized, consistent opposition. I mean, who thought development could be stopped across the NJ Highlands? But, it happened. Years of combined effort from a broad front of enviros, sportsmen's groups, etc., and there it is. Someone just needs to kick this off and stay with it. It is certainly doable. However, political finger-pointing is the best way I know to ensure failure.
  7. Yeah, must have been scary as hell. lol
  8. I learned my lesson here long ago. But every once in a while I let myself get dragged back in out of sheer boredom. Before you know it. I am in an endless argument, going round and round and round. It's a complete and utter waste of my time.
  9. I don't hink anyone there has tried the new Outback seat yet.
  10. Which yak? I have tried the new Hobie vantage seat. It is comfortable. But my concerns I have spelled out already.
  11. I'm just glad its a rainy day. Yeah, I know, off topic.