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Alana33
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It's taken them forever to get this far, indeed.
It effects everyone in Red Hook, schools, businesses, restaurants, homes. Extremely strong smell.

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Posted : July 29, 2015 11:55 am
margaritagirl
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The smell in Salt river area is sooooo bad.
While watching TV last night the smell was really coming in. I had to keep putting my hands over my nose. So gross. Can't close the doors, we need the breeze.
I feel bad for the vacationers in this area that are paying high dollar to stay in a beautiful villa with all this stink.
I hope it clears up soon.

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Posted : August 1, 2015 11:42 am
Alana33
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Get some Vicks to help as another poster suggested.
The smell may not soon go away. Good luck.

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Posted : August 1, 2015 12:22 pm
Scubadoo
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Well I have to say even with all the Sargassum on the beach at Pelican Cove right now there's been a steady breeze from the East and I don't smell a thing.

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Posted : August 1, 2015 2:20 pm
Phizz
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Probably the most comprehensive article I've seen. The farmers should be out there collecting this stuff--great mulch and soil amendment.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-you-need-know-sargassum-invading-caribbean-sargeant-gsm-hst

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Posted : August 2, 2015 1:35 pm
Scubadoo
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You know I was thinking along the same lines, just about anything organic makes good fertilizer. The guys clearing it of the beach were using it for mulch around the palm trees. So at the risk of starting another debate guess we can blame it on global warming?

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Posted : August 3, 2015 1:51 am
Ca. Dreamers
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A year or so ago I saw and talked to a man on the beach that was collecting seaweed in bags to take home and use for mulch. Shortly a man in a DPNR truck stopped and really got into it with the man for removing the grass from the beach, it got so heated I thought the guy was going to arrest the collector. Seem there is a law regarding removing anything, dead coral, drift wood, sand, and of course seaweed from the beaches of the VI. I was dumbfounded as was the guy doing the collecting.

CD

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Posted : August 3, 2015 11:18 am
jasona
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So at the risk of starting another debate guess we can blame it on global warming?

Or we can blame the banning of the commercial harvesting that took place years ago.

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Posted : August 3, 2015 12:40 pm
OldTart
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Notwithstanding an overzealous DPNR employee, you gardeners may find this article helpful:

http://monroe.ifas.ufl.edu/pdf/Hort/Composting/Using_Seaweed.PDF

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Posted : August 3, 2015 12:50 pm
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