Re: Letter, “Airboat rhetoric”

I recently volunteered with Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) and saw firsthand the damage that boats and natural causes, such as the wind, have on the shoreline and seagrasses.

I was helping to build oyster shell reefs on Cessna Landing Bay Access where the seagrasses were disappearing. The “No Wake” sign had recently been removed because of permit troubles. The sign had been up for about four years, but for some reason, someone finally noticed it did not have the proper paperwork filed. In the few hours I was at Cessna, six times a boat flew by not bothering with its speed. My question is, shouldn’t it be common knowledge to boat owners that the waves they are creating are destructive to the shoreline?

The owners of the boats and homes alike should be doing what they can to promote healthy waterways. The boats could be more cautious about the waves they are making, and the homeowners should contact organizations like CBA if they are truly concerned about their shorelines.

Any case, Cessna Landing needs to put its “No Wake” sign back up as quickly as possible.

 

- Morgan Seip

Crestview