Jacksonville Beach "Renourishment"
I am not sure if you all have heard about it or not yet, but the city of Jax has set a beach "renourishment" to be done in early July. What they will do is get a bunch of sand from offshore and dump it onto the beaches. Sounds like a good idea to keep the dunes high and the beaches more "weatherproof". However in all reality this "renourishment" does bad to our ecosystem. It had been proven in studies that the dumping of sand onto our beaches can generate a bacteria. This bacteria is known to cause red tides, which I'm sure many of y'all have heard is going on in the mosquito lagoon currently. Thousands of fish and other types of wildlife are being killed by these tides occurring. This will effect their areas fishing for years to come. The last time the city of Jax did one of these renourishments here in Jax was just a few years ago and it effected our fishing, BAD! The year of the renourishment there were only 8 kings caught off of the pier, the year before there was over 100 caught! So, me and a group of buddies that fish the pier regularly have set up a petition, we have already been contacted by action news in regards to our petition! If each one of you could PLEASE take 5 minutes out of your day to sign our petition it would mean a lot! The well being of our wildlife and outstanding fisheries is up to us to protect! I will post the link In the comment below, every signature helps!!!