Topic

Mayo

1 petition

Update posted 8 months ago

Petition to Steven R. Schuh

PROTECT BEVERLY-TRITON BEACH - NO DESTRUCTION OF HABITAT, NO MORE DEVELOPMENT, NO PAVING!

The Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, in conjunction with the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works, have proposed to create an approximately 3.3 acre swimming beach along a fragile and eroding shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay, construct restrooms/changing rooms/septic drain field for 400 people/per day, and pave 1.3 acres of the 4.7 acres of developable park land to create approximately 152 parking spaces on the Park. Recognizing the fragile and environmentally sensitive nature of the Beverly-Triton Beach Park, the County originally programmed this Park for passive uses that would work with the environment while preserving the Bay shoreline and natural areas for significant wildlife and vegetation.  The County specifically did not recommend swimming and sought to minimize uses that would require disturbing and clearing the natural vegetation and forest. Creating a swimming beach along a fragile and eroding shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay, constructing restrooms/changing rooms/septic drain field for 400 people/per day, and paving 1.3 acres to create approximately 152 parking spaces on the Park will be destructive to this environmental gem of Anne Arundel County and probably the largest remaining undisturbed shoreline along the western Chesapeake Bay.   We believe that there is no need to create a swimming beach, bathing facilities and parking at this Park when those very same facilities exist at the Mayo Beach Park less than 1 mile away and are open to the Public for swimming.  We ask AACO County Executive Steven R. Schuh to instruct the Department of Recreation and Parks and the Department of Public Works to withdraw the plan to create a swimming beach, bathing facilities and parking at this Park. In essence: PROTECT BEVERLY-TRITON BEACH - NO DESTRUCTION OF HABITAT, NO MORE DEVELOPMENT, NO PAVING!

Patrick Schmitt
549 supporters