I have a different take.
Uri, with Manila neighbors and fellow equestrians saw a problem (blowout in the Rudd Property fore dune) and used their time and initiative to do do their best to alleviate the problem with
Manila CSD disassembled the repairs. What the hell! Is anyone paying attention to our coastlines resilience? My hat is off to Uri and the others who are working for stability, paying attention. Heartfelt thanks to you.
County is the Responsible Party (CEQA) I am not sure what is going-on there,
but whatever it is let us hope for a recognition of our Wildlife and Wetland Habitat,
before it is lost.
Any article that would show the nonexistent ""anti-gmoscience"" would be fictitious and using false balance to spread the balderdash of anti -g.e. fear mongerers. Any journalist who stands up to this bunk is to be commended. Thye factual way to present the anti-g.e. side in a balanced way is to say "this is false.
Linda and I both enjoy the dunes and care about them. What should be noted is the change in management that has been taking place without any public process.
Original permits recognized that erosion and destabilization would occur after digging out the naturalized grasses unless specific mitigation measures were adhered to. The disregard for those requirements has subsequently left a lot of erosion and destabilized dunes. That should be of particular concern with projected sea level changes and increased storm intensities.
Instead we are somehow being fed a spin that this erosion and destabilization is somehow beneficial to us with nothing to back such a ridiculous claim.
Meanwhile several significant University studies done by our neighbors to the north all point to the benefit that our beach grass provides for coastal protection and to Native plants! Our very own Andrea Pickart (92) wrote that the beachgrass builds extensive wetlands. Simple math will tell us that subtracting the grass will give us less wetlands.
Since many of these issues have been brought up, those still intent on stripping our dunes have refused to engage in a public forum to address these legitimate concerns. FOD would take great strides in gaining credibility if they would support what they had agreed to years ago, transparent and open engagement with the public.
To suggest this is about riding horses is flat out ridiculous. But it should be noted that our "Friends" tried very hard to close long established trails until the county made it clear that doing so was illegal.
Connie Miller is still reeling from her emotional loss to Chris Kerrigan in the 2000 Eureka City Council race
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