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Destruction of windsurfing at West Dennis beach

 
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flaherty



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:22 am    Post subject: Destruction of windsurfing at West Dennis beach Reply with quote

Tried to windsurf at West Dennis yesterday. In the spirit of " give them an inch, they will take a mile. The pipping plover authorities have completely taken over.
They started out what, 5 to 10 years ago. Blocked off part of the beach for a week or two in August. Then slowly but surely each year blocked off more of the beach and increased the time. So now there is no parking where we can launch. And beach is blocked for most of the summer. If your lucky, can find a parking spot to lug your gear a 100 yards or more. I'm all for nature, love animals, love birds, but in my opinion, this has gone too far !
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fanatik



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:33 am    Post subject: plovers Reply with quote

windsurfers are also an endangered species
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quigley



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you sail from Red River Beach ?
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dcharlton



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did they close off the kiting section as well?

DC
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fox



Joined: 09 Sep 1997
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Location: Pine Point, Maine

PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Piping Plover are no longer an Endangered Species on the Atlantic coast, they are now a threatened species.

The town needs to push back on your fish and wildlife service.
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boardsurfr



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2021 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fox wrote:
The town needs to push back on your fish and wildlife service.


The impression is that the town is perfectly fine with restricting windsurfing, to the point where it's almost impossible.
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flaherty



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dcharlton wrote:
Did they close off the kiting section as well?

DC
No , you can still kite down by the jetty. A very long walk, and if it's a nice beach day, parking would be an issue
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paulf.



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is said there are fewer and fewer nesting pairs each season. perhaps they will soon be extinct, as they should be with a ground nesting strategy.
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fox



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

boardsurfr wrote:

The impression is that the town is perfectly fine with restricting windsurfing, to the point where it's almost impossible.


Then I suggest you contact the Beach Management Advisory Committee, couldn't hurt

https://www.town.dennis.ma.us/beach-management-advisory-committee

Windsurfing and board rigging at West Dennis Beach are restricted to the designated area for said purpose and access to the beach is limited to specified pathways.

sounds like you would want to adjust the designated area and/or specified pathways
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