Sunday, September 1, 2013
This is it, September 1st!!!
End of Summer but the beginning of a beautiful and quiet time on the beach with dogs off-leash after September 15th.
Higgins is patiently waiting...14 days and Counting!!
But a big change is coming if you don't act now! Instead of being able to enjoy your time on Scarborough Beaches from September 16th until June 14th, the Town Council is change the on-leash time from April 1st to September 15!! That is moving the time limit out by 4 months, plus there will be no off-leash time anymore during those months!!
And the Town Council is making this change so to avoid Fines that are suppose to be imposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This is not the whole truth!! The other part of the "truth" is that the USFWS is holding up the dredging project of the Scarborough River that is also suppose to nourish Western Beach (you know, the private beach that is owned by the Prouts Neck Association)... Hmmm, shall we call it what is is...political blackmail! The USFWS is holding the whole project as hostage so to get the change in the Dog and Plover Ordinance. These are the same people who have shut down whole beaches from Cape Hatteras to Cape Cod to not only dogs but people as well!!
So, you ask, what can I do? You can help by writing your State and Federal Legislators!! Make a call or write a letter to Chellie Pingree, Angus King, Mike Michaud and your State Senator and Representative. Express your total displeasure of this blatant over-reach by this agency! If you don't do it now, the next "dredging" project will push their agenda even further down our throats!!
It's Freedom of Access!!
Make Yourself Heard!!