Legislation could hurt Jekyll
Legislation proposed by state Sen. Jeff Chapman, R-Brunswick, would effectively derail the $344 million revitalization planned for Georgia's only oceanfront state park, the chair of the Jekyll Island Authority ... via Brunswick News
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#1 Feb 12, 2008
I sincerely hope Sen. Chapman is successful in this attempt. Has anyone thought about the physical impact on the island? What about the roads, water and sewage resources. What happens to the dunes, trails, forests and general condition of the ocean and intracoastal waterway with the increased people, car and boat traffic? Who is going to clean up the garbage that people leave behind on the beaches and throw overboard from their boats? If this makes me sound like a "tree hugger", then I'm proud to be one. I don't want to see that island wind up with wall-to-wall people, cars, boats and all of the accompanying debris.
I think the only thing the Jekyll Island Authority, Linger Longer and various members of the State Legislature are thinking about is the monetary gain. Perhaps some of this money is going to find it's way into people's pockets.
THINK, PEOPLE, before you do this, because once it's done, it will be too late to undo it.
#2 Feb 12, 2008
What about the turtles? They will be majorly effected by the lights from any development on Jekylls' shore line. The turtles quit coming to lay their eggs on Jekylls shores because of too much light back in the 1970's and now Linger Longer wants to step on those many years of hard work and millions of tax dollars wasted for what? Profit? We have spent 25+ years trying to bring back the seaturtle population. Remember: In the 1970's Jekyll forced the Hotels to turn their lights away from the beach so the turtles would come back and lay their eggs and that program has been very succesful. Why mess that up? Does nobody care about the turtles any more? Has greed for money and new development over come the sea turle? Will this go down in history as one of the worst decisions man kind has made? Wake up Georgia! It's your beach and it's about to become an overly priced vaction resort and the common man won't be able to afford it!!
#3 Feb 12, 2008
I agree with you both! I would really hate to see this new development happen!
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