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sea weed clean up. #460152
03/13/13 05:44 PM
03/13/13 05:44 PM
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lisalee Offline OP
lisalee  Offline OP
hi everyone,
i have a question. can the owner of ocean front property
remove the seed weed from the water infront of their home?

Re: sea weed clean up. [Re: lisalee] #460154
03/13/13 06:01 PM
03/13/13 06:01 PM
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Wizardofaahs Offline
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The seaweed grows there for a reason. Do not disturb delicate aquaculture just because you want something that visually appeals to you. If it washes up on the beach, then, yes, it is raked all the time. It is absurd to think you could, or should, be able to remove living organisms of any kind from the water.

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Re: sea weed clean up. [Re: lisalee] #460158
03/13/13 07:14 PM
03/13/13 07:14 PM
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SimonB Offline

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Yes, if you get a permit. But if you do be prepared for beach erosion.

Re: sea weed clean up. [Re: lisalee] #460185
03/14/13 07:39 AM
03/14/13 07:39 AM
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elbert Offline
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The town board has been bulldozing the beaches North of Journeys end for the last few days.Its changed the look of that area and will be an erosion mess soon. Its hard to be even a little sensitive with a Dozer and they are the guys that issue permits.
The turtle grass and vegetation on the beach are holding the island together and you'll loose several yards of your property from the wave action in future storms. My advice is leave it and try and appreciate its beauty.Its fertile habitat for tons of interesting life and for gods sake don't look to the Town Board for an example even though they issue the permits and permissions they obviously know zip about it.

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Re: sea weed clean up. [Re: lisalee] #460213
03/14/13 10:57 AM
03/14/13 10:57 AM
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Phil Offline
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Do you need a permit if hand dredged? ie A man a spade and a canoe.

If you want to see the affect drive past the High School where they dredged too close to shore. Then a little further South where they dug out a swimming area two (?) years ago and lost 30 linear feet of beach in no time. Bad idea. Also the dredged area often fills with nasty fine silt that feels like mud rather than nice sand.

Re: sea weed clean up. [Re: lisalee] #460230
03/14/13 04:25 PM
03/14/13 04:25 PM
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lisalee Offline OP
lisalee  Offline OP
thank you for the info. .i dont want to do damage to the
land,just want a place to swim. .

Re: sea weed clean up. [Re: lisalee] #460239
03/14/13 05:42 PM
03/14/13 05:42 PM
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ScubaLdy Offline
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Swim (snorkle) over the top of the sea grass. You will be amazed at what you can see. You may even pick up a conch for dinner.

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Re: sea weed clean up. [Re: lisalee] #460240
03/14/13 06:09 PM
03/14/13 06:09 PM
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lisalee Offline OP
lisalee  Offline OP
thanks scubaldy thats true. . :-)

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