Saturday, March 13, 2010

Save New Smyrna Inlet

The Army Corp of Engineers is continuing to evaluate the possibility of extending the jetty in New Smyrna Inlet. They are looking at extending the south jetty some 1000 feet eastward. You can read about it here.

Surfing Magazine also has an article that is pretty clearly against the project. There are differing opinions on weather this will really "stabilize" the area. However, most surfers and those that are familiar with the environment all agree it will mess up the surfing at this popular east coast surf break.

Local business in this area is suffering enough in this current economy, driving the surfers away does not seem to be the smartest thing we could do at the moment. Just a thought. And you can be sure that Volusia County and the city of New Smyrna Beach will be forced to share the cost of this gazillion dollar, pointless project.

If you would like to keep up with the efforts to stop this or to sign the online petition that is circulating you can do so my going to the Save New Smyrna Inlet website. If you use Facebook, you can also keep up there, they have a great deal of information on their group site with resources and officials to contact with your thoughts.

Be informed and support your local business!


Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Yes, that's a popular surfing spot. I'm surprised they'd want to mess with it.