Letters

Preservation Thanks

Jul 10, 2019
Photo by: Paul Bandini This night heron was spotted at Bayview Park in Brant Beach. Residents in the area are pleased that more wetlands there, vital to wildlife, will not be destroyed for parking.

To the Editor:

The citizens of the Bayview Park Pond Preservation Group, made up of Brant Beach homeowners, neighbors and other concerned citizens, would like to thank Mayor Mancini and the Long Beach Township Commission for canceling the proposed parking lot project on the wetlands at the north end of Bayview Park.

Our group wrote numerous letters to the state Department of Environmental Protection, attended township meetings, and united together at the public hearing held on July 1 to voice our concerns in opposition of the parking lot project, citing the criticality of this natural habitat. We are grateful to the mayor for listening to what we all had to say.

This precious breeding, feeding, nesting and resting refuge is a natural habitat for a variety of species, including rabbits, turtles, horseshoe crabs, egrets, herons and a host of other birds. It is the brant goose, a frequent winter visitor to this pond, which gave Brant Beach its name, and it is only fitting that those who reside and visit here do everything in our power to protect our natural wetlands and preserve this bayfront habitat from further development.

Carol Smith

Bayview Park Pond Preservation Group

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