NANFA-- oversimplification

Fritz Rohde (
Mon, 11 Sep 2000 15:34:25 -0400

It's always someone else's fault for the mess we have (or perceived
mess). It's not me; I wouldn't do something like that; it's that other
guy (the redneck). Bull!

If you see someone illegally draining a wetland, contact your Division
of Water Quality (or the appropriate state agency) or the US Army Corps
of Engineers. It won't get stopped if they don't know about it! In
general, these are hardworking, conscientious people, not EVIL
GOVERNMENT, and they despise those who illegally drain areas.

North Carolina has one of the best, if not the best, coastal protection
plans in the country. There are a myriad of rules that prohibit
irresponsible development, such as the setback rule which requires a
home to be built BEHND the dune line. As for public access, all public
communities have a multitude of access points (basically every dead end
street that ends at the beach). All land below the high tide line is
public trust land so even those folks who live on private islands have
to suffer the unwashed masses on "their" beaches. Sure, there have been
mistakes and oversights but I would not trade our system with anyone.

As for 4x4's on the beach, I personally despise them. There are good
reasons they are limited to only a few places. One is nesting sea
turtles, another are colonial nesting birds (some endangered), another
is the endangered beach amaryinth (a plant). Sure, natural events
(hurricanes, northeasters) damage the beaches but they are natural; not
something engineered by GM or Ford

Fritz Rohde
Proud Evil Environmentalist

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