What is your position on a cut, or pass through, in the Northwest Spreader to allow boaters additional access to Charlotte Harbor?
I support a pass through the Northwest Spreader. This will give our northwest residents better water access. Boats travelling along the spreader are currently causing more damage to the environment versus a more direct access to the harbor. Dredging technology has improved greatly in recent years and provides less impact to the environment. Mangroves can be replanted, and oyster beds seeded to help purify the water. I believe the use of sea walls should be minimized; the technology is there to do this, and it will benefit the community and the environment. Change is inevitable, and I want to see a plan where both sides can be represented. Adding a channel and improving the channel adjacent to D&D Marina will greatly improve navigation through the area.
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