A Show of Unity
If one is going to stand on the beach is a 50 mph gale with occassional horizontal rain it should be with a group of folks like those assembled at Cape Point yesterday. As a show of unity and concern over the impending closure of the Hatteras beaches to ORV access approximately 100 people gathered at the point. It was as fine and well behaved group of Americans as you could find, regardless of my presence.
The Audobon Society, and others, are using false info and flexing their considerable environazi muscles to close the beaches under the guise of protecting the piping plover. The NPS is already shooting and poisoning Fox and Raccoons, and other innocent bait consumers, to remove predators from the beach --- now they are targeting ORV. The NPS is ambivalent --- no OVR less work for them. The fact that this is a designated publc recreation area is secondary to our NPS officials.
It is even more interesting to me, as a frequent visitor to and neighbor of NJ, that the beach municipalities in NJ, while receiving Fed and State (maybe not since Gov. Doom) $ to nourish the beaches, are also allowed to sterilize them with beach rakes. The most pristine beaches in NJ are those few where we are allowed to drive on a year around basis like IBSP and the north end of Brigatine. The fishing beaches are the most natural and well preserved.
We need to be aware as we are losing privleges on both coasts. Please visit the Hatteras Island fishing websites and see what you can do to help. It is not a local issue!!!!!
"You fish --- then you die --- or you don't fish and die anyway --- your choice"