|I took this picture yesterday of a flock of Spoonbills...it has nothing to do with the post but it is another thing we are losing in Florida with development.|
Arva: Why do you bother caring about this Tequesta Indian site they just found remains of? It will just end up to be another dog park like the Miami Circle (also a Tequesta Site). I would rather they cover it with concrete than let dogs shit all over it. Maybe some day people will become more civilized or Biscayne Bay will wash gently ashore and cover the site. From the Miami Herald:
Bypassing the board entirely, argued historian Arva Moore Parks, would set a bad precedent. In the future, she said, developers fighting designation of a property could make an end run by appealing to the commission routine requests by the board for a staff report before any decision on designation is even discussed, as MDM did. “I care about the site, but this is a bigger issue about preservation,” Parks said. “All they did was ask for a designation report. How can you appeal something that hasn’t happened?”I asked a scientist on our trip yesterday why can't we do some kind of seawall around South Florida like they are thinking of doing in New York. He said the bedrock of limestone that might work (where it is compacted) is over 200 feet down. We would need a slurry wall 200 feet deep or more all along the coast. Let MDM ponder the cost of that one before they build. In no time the water will be lapping at their palatial front entrance. I guess by that time they will have sold all the units and not care a lick. But at least dogs don't like shitting in water...yet. I am going to watch Water World again and see if there are any dogs. Look at me, writing about Global Warming...now how did that happen?
As to MDM why is the Miami Herald keeping this such a secret? The Management Team is Derek Mateos (Tampa) and Mathew Dahlhauser (Georgia):
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