Save Bay Tree Lake from being drained!
  • Petitioning Brad Ives

This petition will be delivered to:

Brad Ives
John Skvarla
Mitch Gillespie
Army Corp Of Engineers
North Carolina Governor
North Carolina State House
U.S. House of Representatives

Save Bay Tree Lake from being drained!

    1. Petition by

      Concerned Citizens of Bay Tree Lakes

Bay Tree Lake is a beautiful North Carolina State Lake that is dying. It is affecting wildlife & vegetation. Bald Cypress trees are dying. If this continues it will be a 1400 acre mud hole where a lake once stood. It is dangerous & several people have been injured. The developer dug ditches to keep the lake low so that wetlands could be sold for lots. So not only have they destroyed wetlands, but they have also drained a state lake in the process. We have notified the Army Corp of Engineers, DENR, and several other agencies and they have done NOTHING!! Concerned Citizens erected a dam in one of the ditches on private property and the lake held its own. The dam was reported to the Army Corp of Engineers and they forced the removal because it was not permitted. They will not allow us to fill in the ditches. However, the developer dug them without permits and that is illegal, but they do nothing about it! We put in a dam and they come running! Your tax dollars at work! Our only hope is a petition! Please help us save this beautiful lake from certain destruction. We cannot allow this lake to die because of corporate greed. We need to put in a dam or fill in the ditch that is draining the lake and the government has to give us a permit to do that! There are several laws on the books that state "it is illegal to drain a state lake either directly or indirectly" and no one will enforce it. There is a law specific to Bay Tree Lake that states it is illegal to drain Bay Tree Lake, and yet again no one enforces it.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 4 months ago

      “The beauty of the natural world lies in the details.”

      — Natalie Angier

      “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”

      — Aristotle

      “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”

      — Annie Dillard

      “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

      — Albert Einstein

      “Earth laughs in flowers.”

      — Ralph Waldo Emerson

      “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.”

      — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    • mark borton TOPEKA, KS
      • 10 months ago

      to help protect what the law says should be.

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    • McKinley Barnes HARRELL'S NC, NC
      • 11 months ago

      DON'T DRAIN MY LAKE I HAVE GREW UP HEREMALL MY LIFE AND HALF MY FAMILY WE HAVE OWNED 3 homes and

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    • Scott Roberts BEXLEY, OH
      • 12 months ago

      I'm a a North Carolina native. The state does not need fewer lakes. It needs to protect its lakes. Save bay Tree Lake!

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    • Ernest Alphin DUNN, NC
      • about 1 year ago

      I own property at Bay Tree and have for over 25 years.. The past 5 years have seen the lake continue to drop.

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