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Spring 2002 - V.17 N.1



NEWS AROND THE LAGOON


Bush Administration Proposes Cuts to Environmental Enforcement and Water Quality Programs

Boaters oppose Manatee Speed Limits in Indian River County

Indian River County to Purchase Kroegel Parcel

Proposal to Extend Indian River Lagoon Boundaries

Controversial Manatee Bill in Florida Legislature

Brevard County Issues Invasive Plant Ordinance

Poisonous Lionfish Now Off Florida

Palm Bay Approves Lagoon House Design

Pesticide Use in Florida Kills Birds

70 Million Pounds Of Pesticides Applied Every Year





 
Boaters oppose Manatee Speed Limits in Indian River Lagoon

   Slow-speed restrictions in Indian River County proposed by the state have been criticized by boaters. The most criticized change is the creation of a year-round slow-speed zone in the southern section of the Jungle Trail Narrows, from about halfway down Pine Island to just south of marker 109, on either side of the northern end of Barker Island. The affected area on the east side of the lagoon runs from Hobart Lodge Marina to North Winter Beach Road. Slow speeds for most boats are in the range of 5mph to 10 mph, or when a boat is not planing or creating a wake. Currently the Speed Limit is 30 mph in the channel, with boats restricted to slow speed in the area outside the channel from November 1st to April 30th.


Next Article: Indian River County to Purchase Krogel Par.


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