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    Surfers We Need Your Help!!!!!!

    Surfers... I wanted to let you all know that Rehoboth beach is trying to propose a treated sewage outfall dump that will send poo only 9,000 feet off of our coast. We need all of the support that we can get to try to steer them in the land application direction. Please send in your written comment to the town and let them know how it affects you and your family. This is also a huge problem for anyone around the area that owns a business and relies on tourism for a way of living! Tourist don't want to swim in dirty poo poo just like we don't want to surf in it!!!

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    Complaining is fun in all but...

    From my experiences sending emails really never works. If you really want change, as Im sure that anyone who reads this would, then the best course of action is to make it highly public - wether that mean word of mouth, through surfrider chapters, or just by blogging like a kook about it then so be it. If people heard this, especially thoes in the more EC/ liberal mainstream then there would be a S*** storm (no pun intended).

    If you want to do something than embarras them into changing, its the only way to go in todays climate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beach Blonde 25-6-4 View Post
    just by blogging like a kook about it
    being a ***** just to be a *****, i guess.

    to the original poster:
    thanks for the heads up. i had no idea. it starts with awareness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beach Blonde 25-6-4 View Post
    From my experiences sending emails really never works. If you really want change, as Im sure that anyone who reads this would, then the best course of action is to make it highly public - wether that mean word of mouth, through surfrider chapters, or just by blogging like a kook about it then so be it. If people heard this, especially thoes in the more EC/ liberal mainstream then there would be a S*** storm (no pun intended).

    If you want to do something than embarras them into changing, its the only way to go in todays climate.
    Well just to clear the air Beach Blonde, Surfrider had over half of the attendance in the meeting last saturday. Didn't see you there. As far as blogging like a kook, I must say you have quite the nerve to speak of this since it's helping us surfers out. If you want to be negative then don't post anything at all. Again people this is a tool to get the surfers all together to fight for our water quality. If we have to do it through BLOGGING LIKE A KOOK THEN I'M GOING DOWN SHREDDING!

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    I never really understood the thinking that dumping things in the ocean is somehow a good idea... and

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    You might wanna get in contact with Wildlife management , Tourisme Department and If you have and maybe local Fisheries in your area . There is power in Number and public reach is a good tool . also contact you local paper. Townships and Municapalites hate bad publicity . Sometime the pen is mightier than the sword.

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    I'm going to assume you're are not an informed member of Surfrider, or atleast I hope not. The reason I have so much trouble backing almost any environmental activist organization is the sheer amount of mis-information and eggageration towards whatever hot topic is at hand.

    I would hope Surfrider explained there will be no "poop". It is treated effluent that the EPA has deemed acceptable thru the clean water act to be discharged IE the environmental regulatory agency of people way more informed of any of us says it's ok. Is it ok? That's subjective. But the truth is the effluent has to be discharged somewhere if any of us wants to live.

    Spray irrigation has as many drawbacks as direct discharge. This subject is more a matter of land use and land value. The unfortunate truth is, if any of us want to live or work near the beach.....you have to understand the value of land and development. In my personal opinion this is being blown WAY out of proportion and is simply a subject easily over glorified and agenda pumping.

    If we want to tackle a real beast of an issue, research combined sewer / stormwater conveyance typical in any city build before 1900. It flushes more UNTREATED (raw poop, pee, tampons, detergents, anything that goes down your drain) DIRECTLY into the delaware river then the rehoboth facility will treat in discharge by a large margin.

    And bash me for being a surfer that doesn't support surfrider, but this is one of many issues that are not only a misuse of resources for the agency, but come out as a blatent agenda pushing overstatement to get the masses rilled up.

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    Have you contacted the local Surfrider chapter. This is the type of stuff they specialize in.
    Here is the Delaware Chapter.

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    Thumbs down

    dumping stuff in the ocean (shakes head) what are we tryin to be like new jersey now? really? really? honestly? i wish we could get someone in these commitees that isn't stupid.dumping sewage in our ocean.... BRILLIANT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkegLegs View Post
    I'm going to assume you're are not an informed member of Surfrider, or atleast I hope not. The reason I have so much trouble backing almost any environmental activist organization is the sheer amount of mis-information and eggageration towards whatever hot topic is at hand.

    I would hope Surfrider explained there will be no "poop". It is treated effluent that the EPA has deemed acceptable thru the clean water act to be discharged IE the environmental regulatory agency of people way more informed of any of us says it's ok. Is it ok? That's subjective. But the truth is the effluent has to be discharged somewhere if any of us wants to live.

    Spray irrigation has as many drawbacks as direct discharge. This subject is more a matter of land use and land value. The unfortunate truth is, if any of us want to live or work near the beach.....you have to understand the value of land and development. In my personal opinion this is being blown WAY out of proportion and is simply a subject easily over glorified and agenda pumping.

    If we want to tackle a real beast of an issue, research combined sewer / stormwater conveyance typical in any city build before 1900. It flushes more UNTREATED (raw poop, pee, tampons, detergents, anything that goes down your drain) DIRECTLY into the delaware river then the rehoboth facility will treat in discharge by a large margin.

    And bash me for being a surfer that doesn't support surfrider, but this is one of many issues that are not only a misuse of resources for the agency, but come out as a blatent agenda pushing overstatement to get the masses rilled up.

    i hate that this post is what got me to finally sign up. i've lurked for quite a while, but sometimes, you need to make your voice heard.
    while your point about storm water run-off is valid, you have to remember that crap is crap, no matter what process it's been through.
    there was a time when i'd be pretty blase about this whole deal, but considering that i spent the better part of 2007 out of the water b/c i was sick w/ an e. coli infection that i picked up while surfing in seaside, dumping anything, esp. crap, in the ocean strikes me as a really bad idea. i was lucky that i didn't die from that infection...i spiked a 104.5 fever, couldn't eat, couldn't drink, was hallucinating, pissed blood (i'm talking full-on crimson stream here, not just a vague tinge)...my doctors are pretty certain that i've got some long-term kidney damage out of the deal, so i may need a transplant later in life. luckily, you can survive w/ only one.
    sadly, that was not the first time that i had been ill after surfing or swimming in the ocean. when i was a child in the mid-80's, i was a full-on water rat. swimming, surfing, sailing...& any of you who were around south NJ in the 80's remembers what it was like. the ocean looked like chocolate milk. no wonder people were getting sick. if you really want to have your world rocked, check out the "shifting baselines" video on youtube...yea, it's a surfrider PSA, but that doesn't mean that it's propaganda.
    i support surfrider even though i disagree whole-heartedly w/ some of their stated positions. but if i can keep even 1 person from experiencing what i did, then i'll side w/ satan on this.