Skip to comments.Collier set to consider Everglades restoration plan.
Posted on 07/28/2003 6:12:18 AM PDT by AAABESTEdited on 05/07/2004 6:06:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Collier County commissioners Tuesday will consider approving a crucial part to the overall mammoth $4 billion state and federal Everglades Restoration project.
The county’s part in helping restore water levels and water flow through what is known as the River of Grass, which takes up most of Florida south of Lake Okeechobee, centers on what is called South Golden Gate Estates.
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What the state wants is for our county to abandon all interests in the roads so the whack-jobs that infest all of these countless alphabet agencies can put an end to or severely curtail all public use of public lands.
If you would like to voice your opinion, there's a thread on one of our local forums here with a poll and commentary. You must be registered to vote in the poll, but anyone can comment or email the commissioners.
Here are the commissioner's and county managers email addresses if you would like to let them know how you feel:
The meeting is tomorrow so time is of the essence.
Quit being so "on the spot" all the time, I'm afraid we might start taking your goodness for granted.
Trying something bump! lol
The mega-corporations, land developers and the sugar industry don't give a hoot-in-hell about the Everglades' preservation or the perpetuation of that irreplaceable land. The primary, indeed, the sole concern of agribusiness is to insure their ability to exploit the land available for sugar crops and their related intractable pollution. Developers too have a narrow focus and it isn't the preservation of Florida's heritage and the Everglades' pristine nature. Those pirates look only for more marsh land to drain and pillage for the construction and sale of air conditioned boxes to retiring folks from the North and Midwest.
The destruction wrought by industry and developers who have long had elected officials and the U.S. Corps of Engineers in their pockets can be proved merely by touring the Everglades, estuaries, bays and waterways or by obtaining knowledge about the decline in wildlife and their habitat.
The time to stop these really bad guys was years ago. Letting them remain virtually unchecked to rampage the rest of the area is to multiply the prior criminal neglect by orders of magnitude. Worst of all, the present administration in Washington seems perfectly content to reduce the Environmental Protection Agency to a toothless and meaningless structure and do nothing to preserve one of the most vital rechargeable water resources within our borders.
The mega-corporations, land developers and the sugar industry don't give a hoot-in-hell about the Everglades' preservation or the perpetuation of that irreplaceable land.
Your post would be maddening if it weren't so laughable to the point of being endearing.
D00d, who do you think WROTE CERP? I've got news for you, it was the big developers (Jeb's buddies), the mega corporations and the sugar industry along with the big enviros. You don't remember them all patting each other on the back? The people you say need to be gone after are exactly who is getting everything they want out of CERP. Are you actually deluded enough to think that politics were put aside for this 8 billion dollar public works project all for the wonderful and altruistic goal of saving the environment?
The "delicate ecosystem" you speak of is a giant BS hyterical scamjob, as is the 8 bil being wasted on the fraudulent "restoration". First of all, this water they're adding to the southblocks is rich with phosphorus and contaminants which is nothing but poison to the Everglades. Second the Glades is one of the most vast expanses of Wilderness on earth, which didn't even exist in it's current state until about 6,000 years ago. Florida itself wasn't here 10,000 years ago.
You do realize that since the takeover of the Everglades by non-interested goverment employees some decades ago, that all vertibrae (large and small) have been literally decimated.....don't you?
Don't just come around speaking in non-applicable platitudes such as the Everglades are "precious treasure". We who live here know this and have a stake in what such matters. This particular project - as is the case with most of the other sixty-some-odd projects involved in CERP - does nothing for the environment whatsoever, not a single person has been able to prove that it will.
Please tell me how adding 6 inches of polluted water to 70,000 acres and restricting nearly all human use restores anything. It restores nothing as you can't a. restore what never was and b. play God.
Even their own scientists are saying this is a giant load of crap. Do me a favor and tell me what area you live in.
Thanks for the flag !