Support the establishment of a "No Wake Zone" extension on Bennett's Creek

Support the establishment of a "No Wake Zone" extension on Bennett's Creek

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Jason Moore started this petition to City of Suffok and Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries

This petition is to request a No Wake Zone extension from the current end, just beyond the Eberwine Pier (3333 Bridge Road), to the start of the next No Wake Zone, just beyond The Retreat neighborhood (5700 Lee Farm Road). This extension would address two issues:

First issue is a public safety concern. Throughout the year, the creek is used by residents in small water craft (i.e. kayaks, canoes, paddle boards). Powerboats and PWC’s at high rates of speed in this stretch of creek creates excessive risk to those not under power and watercraft not designed for rough waters.

Second issue is to prevent the chance of personal injury and property damage caused by the increasing number of boats being launched at Bennett’s Creek Park. Information from the park supervisor stated that it averages around 25 boats per day during the week and 40-50 boats per day on the weekends. The weekend of 5/1 and 5/2, it was estimated a total of 100 boats were launched from the park. A large percentage of which head out to larger bodies of water like the James River and Nansemond River. Property owners with floating docks and/or boats in the water experience the dangers of those wakes constantly. There is little regard for being “responsible for your own wake” in this stretch.

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