Protecting the beaches

Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 09:21 AM.

Dear Editor,

Kudos to Nancy Thomson for her Letter to the Editor, "Protecting St. Joseph Peninsula." It's time the BOCC seriously consider a "Leave No Trace" ordinance for Gulf County as other Florida coastal counties have done.  Not only have our beaches become an obstacle course for nesting turtles and emerging hatchlings, but they are now dangerous for people as well with large unfilled pits, volleyball nets left up and beach equipment washing out with the tide. People need to understand that they do not get a deed to a portion of the beach. The beach is for everyone (including birds and turtles) to enjoy - not turned into a parking lot."

Thanks.

Tom Baird
Cape San Blas



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