To whom it may concern,
Now that the beaches are flat quit throwing money away pumping sand and put the money to sea-walls they last a hell of alot longer, and the beach can stay flat how it should be. Thanks,
bill the surfer + all the people who have spine injurys due to sand pumping
There were tons of head/neck/spine injuries this summer in OCMD. Probably all related to tourists trying to bodysurf a shore break. A valid argument for putting an end to beach replenishment in my opinion.
Artificially created dunes... planted with dune grass... that have been there for years... are now gone up by me.GONE... overnight. Just goes to show you, trying to do the right thing, with all good intentions, after the damages has been done is only a Band-Aid over cancer...
Yea man... the beaches are flat again. A jump on the winter beach profile. Lovin' it...
Sand has been moving for millions of years, the little hills they build will wash away every time, sea walls last and do exactly as you say keep the surge from the property. The beaches wash away every winter(and do fine) and they replinish(Waste money) if you want a dune in front of your house you should have pay for it youself.
there was an article in the sandpaper about how in harvey cedars there was a day they had 3 head/neck injuries over the course of 90 minutes. they had to close the beach because the lifeguards and EMTs couldn't keep up with the amount of people needing attention
Mother Nature will do its thing just like it always has, time and time again. no human or machine power will stop it. Quit wasting money and spend it on something useful instead of giving it to her to eat up. Just STOP PUMPING. End of story.
"Long Beach Township is pleased to announce that from the Ship Bottom - Long Beach Township Line South to 80th (Surf) Street (two (2) miles), forty four (44) Privately owned Deeds of Dedication and Perpetual Storm Damage Reduction Easements and all required Township owned Deeds of Dedication and Perpetual Storm Damage Reduction Easements have been secured leaving only seven (7) needed in this area before the Army Corps Project may start."
Beach replenishment, when it means simply pumping massive amounts of sand on the nearshore, seems to create as many problems as it solves. I remain convinced that there must be a way to replenish the beach in a way that mimics the natural state of a barrier island.