1. You are NOT maintaining the natural environment when youWe are a group devoted to the maintenance of a natural environment that benefits you, or did it not occur to the reader who wants Fire Island reduced to a sandbar that without it waves would crash into your Bulkheads?
Like many long-established small towns, we are trying to preserve a way of life that dates back a century.
a. Put houses crowded into a small area on natural dunes. Turtles and nesting birds weren't too happy with it.
b. Fight a never ending war with nature over "beach erosion"(a completely natural process).
c. Forget that no one tried to live on that beach until after WWII. Before that, only the lighthouse keeper and some scruffy fisherman who lived in unheated temporary shacks were on the beach.