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The government is working on a plan to close F-Cove.

We need to stop them.

http://www.savebarnegatbay.org/news_231.shtml

Our plan is to get as many people as possible to contact Joe Sangiovanni, Brick Council President, to try to get Brick to work something out with the Fish & Wildlife Service, who own F-Cove.

I will try to get a contact email address for Joe.

A side note:
Joe was a customer of mine when he raced Offshore in a Chris Cat named Bustin' Out
 

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Got it! I could have opened the link...but that means another mouse click!
 

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The organizations working to close this public access are:

The American Littoral Society
The Army Corps of Engineers
The New Jersey Department of Transportation, and
The US Fish & Wildlife Service

These agencies' reasons would be (1) to use the deep lagoons as a dredge spoil site (which from their perspective is a "beneficial use of dredged material"), (2) to restore wildlife habitat, and (3) to tighten up on management of the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. [Save Barnegat Bay was in error when we previously stated that one of the rationales was to create wetlands so that developers could be allowed to destroy wetlands elsewhere.]

What is Proposed

The agencies' plan calls for filling the lagoons to a depth of six feet. This depth figure may well change to an even shallower depth if they find, as they most likely will, that the shelf at the point of entry is only about three feet in depth.

Some of the dunes would be lowered, especially between the fingers of the F, in order to create habitat for rare diamondback terrapins. A connection would be broken through to the L-Lagoon immediately to the north.

Powerboats would no longer be allowed entrance. "Bollards" - pilings put in various places much as is done on land to enhance security of some building - would restrict access to craft above a certain size.
 

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The F-Cove is the area on the north end of the Barnegat Bay in Brick, NJ where many boaters go to enjoy and relax with other families and boaters.

It is danger of being CLOSED off to Boaters.

If you can help stop it from being CLOSED, it would be greatly appreciated:






 
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