The National Park Service (NPS) is once again revealing its anti-fishing and anti-boating bias. This time it’s doing so by proposing elimination of a public marina --- Belle Haven --- on the Potomac River as one of its “alternatives” for restoration of the surrounding Dyke Marsh.
Unless enough public outcry is heard, you can bet that the preservationist wing of the NPS will push hard for implementation of this strategy, which is designated as “Alternative Concept D: Full Restoration.” It would include restoration “out to the 1937 historic limits.”
“This alternative must be removed from consideration and can only be done so if enough citizens voice their opinion,” says Steve Chaconas, owner of National Bass Guide Service.
“In addition, this far-fetched ‘restoration’ project has no price tag!”
You have until June 20 to speak out against the NPS shutting off public access to public waters, as it already has done at Cape Hatteras National Seashore and is attempting to do at Florida’s Biscayne Bay. (Search these topics through the window below “Get Updates! and Search” at upper right of this page for more information.)
Additionally a public meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at Indigo Landing at the Washington Sailing Marina, 1 Marina Drive at Daingerfield Island, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Alexandria, Va.