12-13-2007, 11:34 PM #1
December 19th 2:30pm Read And participates its for our own GOOD!!!
Just got this today and thought I share along with others that wish that Pwc owners had the same rights as normal boaters...
Dear PWC Enthusiast,
The BOAT Biscayne Coalition believes the voices of PWC owners need to be heard by your local elected officials. Itís time law abiding riders enjoy the same safe and reasonable access as do all other boats on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) through Biscayne National Park.
On December 19, 2007, the Monroe County Board of Commissioners will act on a recommendation from the county Marine and Port Advisory Council to sign a letter urging the park service to cease the discrimination and allow for the safe passage of personal watercraft between greater Miami and the Keys. This is about fairness, common sense, and most importantly safety, and your voice is needed.
Please join with BOAT Biscayne Coalition members from the American Watercraft Association (AWA) and other freedom of access activists by attending the Monroe County Commission meeting on December 19, 2007 at 2:30 p.m.
Monroe County Board of County Commissioners meeting
Marathon Government Center
2798 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL (Mile Marker 47.5 Gulf)
We know this is a busy time of year, but a few hours of your time will go a long way to securing free and equal access along the 17 miles of the ICW that traverses through Biscayne and which only PWC are prohibited from. These elected officials work for you, and they need to hear from you.
If you donít reside in Monroe, yet own a second home there, you have a voice. If you have family, friends or know fellow PWC owners in Monroe, please urge them to join you in contacting the commissioners. Weíre asking for fair and equal, commonsense treatment, and most importantly safety. What could be more right?
At a minimum, please e-mail the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, George Neugent. He can be reached at email@example.com. Please urge him to support fairness, equality and safety by signing a letter to restore personal watercraft access to the ICW for Floridians.
If you have any questions, e-mail us at info@BoatBiscayne.com.
12-14-2007, 01:27 AM #2
12-14-2007, 09:04 AM #3
Calling Keyzbum and Inothome
This looks like a good meeting for you guys to attend since
you're Monroe county residents! Every little bit helps to let
PWC's run the ICW from Miami to the Keys.
12-14-2007, 09:16 AM #4
email to commissoner
Looks like we have two threads going with same info:
Dear Mr. Neugent,
I understand that you have a meeting scheduled for next
week concerning the traversing of PWC's from Miami to
the Keys. There are many of us who operate these craft
and in many cases have been boaters for many years.
Today's modern 4 stroke Jetskis are possibly the most
environmentally friendly machine out there. They pass
California's most stringent emission control standards.
They are very quiet in comparion to machines of the 1990's.
They only draw a few inches of water while underway, and
at most 12" in a no wake slow speed mode. They do not
harm the sea grass beds and are far more friendly to marine
life since there is no exposed propeller.
PWC enthusiasts range from 14 years to over 70 years.
The great majority are family people in their 20's, 30's and 40's.
They spend money in restaurants and hotels. These good
visitors are denied the right to use Federally maintained waterways
to run from Miami to the Keys.
I would encourage you to use your county's influence to prod
the powers that be to lift this very unfair ban that discriminates
against a group of boaters who have chosen to buy a Jetski.
thanks for your attention,
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