Monday, December 26, 2005

South Padre Island

From Pratie's Place came a link to this story at Nature Noted about Willacy County Texas beginning condemnation proceedings against the Nature Conservancy's 1500 acre preserve on South Padre Island Texas to facilitate building a ferry dock to enhance the tourist trade.

The Houston Chronicle's December 18 article says:
Willacy County officials who want to ferry people to the pristine beaches of South Padre Island have astonished conservationists by taking the first steps toward condemning an entire 1,500-acre nature preserve.

Please read it and tell me this can't succeed.

1 comment:

lené said...

This is unbelievable! There's only one decent area along the Texas Coastline for habitat and that's Padre. I'll have to take a look at the article. I wonder if they've addressed the turtle nesting issue. Adrenaline rush, major!