No more Buck Island days! Say it ain't so!
I dug up this post from September 2010.
This is a major deal!!!
Please see the Sunday Monday paper page 18. We need to stop the National Park service from getting this proposal into the senate. Please sign a petition and try to attend the public hearings on March 28th and March 29th at the NPS Office at the old post office building. from 6-8 p.m.
The natural setting of Buck Island will be destroyed by the placement of unneeded moorings that will not be maintained.
Please tell them you would prefer Option A - No Change......I did....if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
The unhappy control freaks at the NPS just want take away the only decent place boaters have to go hangout. Whats the point of having a resource like Buck Island if no one can use it.
Perhaps the boating community (myself, from time to time, included) can congregate at the little island across from Green Cay Marina where the fisherman throw all their illegally caught conch shells. Anchoring there might help break up all the thousands of shells on the bottom and be rather useful.
Maybe Sunday boaters can go to Hotel on the Cay beach or Chenay Bay beach and anchor there. Both those properties would likely be delighted with the influx of people and money. Anchoring off Carmer's Park might be a feasible alternative too. What about anchoring off the beach in front of The Palms...that area is already regularly polluted by the government itself...surely they wouldnt care.
Why is it necessary to close Buck Island to boaters but its okay for "campers" to park themselves on all the other beaches and leave litter and debris everyhwhere when they leave? Oh...sorry...that a "cultural" activity...can't mess with that!
Don't forget to attend this public meeting tonight. It is just across the street from the fort in Christiansted. This is not just the USVI, this is a national park. As a US citizen, you have a right to choose. Vote plan A