[Tweeters] Chambers Bay Beach Closure

Kelly McAllister mcallisters4 at comcast.net
Sat Jul 6 09:08:01 PDT 2013


It says they will eventually remove the north dock, my favorite place to
view cormorants, especially Brandt's Cormorants. I suppose they'll take out
the pilings that the Osprey nest is on as well. That old dock represents a
valuable habitat. I think it's very ill-advised to take out the dock,
largely because the historic structures, both wood and concrete, are what I
find so enchanting about the place. Maybe someone can refer me to some
science that shows that creosote-treated pilings that have been in the water
for decades and are covered with barnacles, anemones, polychaete worms, blue
mussels, etc. are still leaching any significant amount of toxin to the
marine environment.

Kelly McAllister
Olympia, Washington

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[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of John
Riegsecker
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2013 7:25 AM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] Chambers Bay Beach Closure

In case you planned on visiting the Osprey at Chambers Bay:

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/07/05/2667348/pilings-to-be-removed-at-ch
ambers.html

Closing the beach in July is odd timing, to say the least.

John Riegsecker
jriegsecker at pobox dot com
Gig Harbor, WA

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