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Posted: 09/13/17 03:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With the hurricanes we have had, I just need to get this off my chest. Protect the sand dunes. They are there for a reason. Thank you.


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Posted: 09/13/17 04:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So a blown sand-rail is out of the question? [emoticon]


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Posted: 09/13/17 04:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Come to Michigan, and free free to walk and climb the dunes.
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Posted: 09/13/17 04:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Have to ask, why not walk on dunes?

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Posted: 09/13/17 04:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You people are really nasty. I am talking about the ones in campgrounds, where they are there to protect the campground from flooding from rising waters of the ocean. The picture above looks to be the dunes in Outer banks.

Guess you people don't care about protecting the camprounds. Fine.

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Posted: 09/13/17 04:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not sure if the question was serious or not but the reason is that walking on the dunes will keep grasses etc from growing, which help with erosion. Also walking creates paths which wear down the dunes and creates a breach in case of storm surge. Our town has a 50 or 100 dollar fine for walkng across dunes where there is no walkway. Beach grass takes years to establish.

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Posted: 09/13/17 05:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you, riven1950. Yes my question was serious. I am amazed as the stupidity of adults that don't know why the sand dunes are there. Guess they are the same ones that walk all over them and allow their children to walk all over them.

We had a home in Oceanlakes Family Campround and live full time there for 5 years. I cringed when I saw this happening, as I did when people left plastic cups, spoons, emptuy lotion bottles, etc behind. I would always pick up their mess and threw it in the trash. Do these people not realize when high tide comes in this **** goes into the ocean and do harm to the fish.

My blood is boiling that these comments just don't get it and don't care. Instead of thinking, yeah I shouldn't do that, they make light of it.

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keepmotoring wrote:

You people are really nasty. I am talking about the ones in campgrounds, where they are there to protect the campground from flooding from rising waters of the ocean. The picture above looks to be the dunes in Outer banks.
Can't get any more parochial than that.

Title just said "sand dunes." Post didn't give any location or reason.

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keepmotoring wrote:

You people are really nasty. I am talking about the ones in campgrounds, where they are there to protect the campground from flooding from rising waters of the ocean. The picture above looks to be the dunes in Outer banks.

Guess you people don't care about protecting the camprounds. Fine.

Rather than expecting people to read your mind you might get a more sympathetic response if you had explained how dunes act as a line of first defense and how the beach grass helps prevent wind erosion. Your original post was lacking details.
Encouraging people to stay on established paths would be a good place to start.

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Posted: 09/13/17 05:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sand dunes? I like to see people simply pick up their dog turds.

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