General in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
Coastal restoration: 'sick and tiered'
You always here the phrase 'i'm sick and tiered' in regaurds to nothing being done to restore our coast, but at this point i dont beleive this even comes close to describing how we feel. Of course research is necissary, but action is vital. Looking at the Louisiana costal master plan the biggest highlight of 'action' this year is they revised the plan and sent it to the legislature. If a category one storm causing the problems it did wasn't an eye opener what will be, When challmette and lafitte are costal towns sitting right on the gulf and Venice becomes the new legendary city of Atlantis? It's not even 'just' about an entire culture being lost; look at the impacts it will have on the economy of this state, the billions that are contributed via the fishing and recriational industry. when we look back in 50 years will we pinpoint this decade as the beginning of the end for south Louisiana from the death blows of Katrina, Gustav, and now Isaac. Is the end of a vibrant culture and a vibrant industry? I would imagine almost every sportsman on here would of course say no absolutely not, but in our heart of hearts it's come to the point that this horrendous thought is a true, legitimate concern. The bliss of our ignorance has past and the harsh, frightening reality of what we all fear is beginning to take shape. Without true action, I beleive my generation of 20--30 year olds, will be one of the last to enjoy the full bounty of the sportsmens paradise.