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Funeral for our Inner Reef System - Protest


Here is the plan:
Meet at El Prado Park, Walk down El Mar Ave carrying our signs, speaking to people and passing out flyers. We will go through downtown and off each beach portal then circle around and come up A1A ending up at the Town Hall across from El Prado Park. We will stay on the sidewalks and be polite to everyone we meet. We then go to a local pub and hold and Irish Style Wake. We will eat drink and remember the life of the reef and how important it once was.

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The near shore inner reef is an extremely important part of our marine environment. This area houses the juvenile stage of many species or fish. And it is the home to numerous corals and sponges as well as crabs, and lobsters. We are in the process of destroying this inner reef by burying it with sand. The goal of Army Corps of Engineers is to bring the “Dry sand area” to 10 feet above sea level. 10 feet of sand 150,000 cubic yards that will wash out with the next storm onto our inner reef system. As of 11/4/2013 they started trucking in sand South of the Hillsboro Inlet and will continue south until they reach Commercial Boulevard in Lauderdale by the Sea. Then Phase 2 will start with 650,000 cubic yards of sand being placed on the east side of the sand from Phase 1. Broward County will build the beaches outward and dump this sand directly into the water. That’s right Lauderdale by the Sea will be expanding their beaches by allow sand to be placed on their beaches.

Come join us Sunday 01/05/14 we hold a funeral for our inner reef system and all the fish and corals that will smother under the weight of the freshly dumped sand. Lauderdale by the Sea will soon start dumping sand on our local beach. This sand will find its way into the ocean and will smother out habitat for our juvenile species of fish and the corals and sponges. We want to draw attention to this terrible event by protesting. Our protest will be in the form of a funeral, complete with Grim Reaper and picket signs. We will all wear black and be extremely sad and remorseful and just put on a spectacle in general.
I would like to have this funeral in a place that has the dump trucks present and/or in Lauderdale by the Sea North end of El Mar Drive and we can walk down El Mar Dr. through Lauderdale by the Sea.
How you can help,
1. Show up.
2. Wear black.
3. Make signs that spell out the dangers of an ocean without a reef.
4. Contact your local press and ask them to cover the event.
5. Can you build a small light weight coffin we could carry in a procession?
6. Will you get a Grim Reaper Costumer and follow us around?
7. Dead fish, can you make fake dead stuff like fish and lobsters to carry and display at the wake?
8. Can you create and print flyers on this terrible loss.
9. Can you speak from an educated voice to the people we encounter or the press?
10. Can you take photos or videos and post them on social networking sites?
We will then follow up and hold an Irish Style Wake at the local pub where we will talk to anyone who will listen about the loss of habitat (and drink our loss away).

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  • divergirl4u

    Here is my video: https://vimeo.com/83466762

    January 6, 2014

  • divergirl4u

    Looks like a great afternoon for a protest: http://www.windjammerresort.com...­

    January 5, 2014

  • divergirl4u

    Make commitment!
    Stand up with me Sunday at 3:00 pm to say “Stop dumping sand on our beaches, you are killing the reef!” Just give me 2 hours of your time and stand up and be united for our reef.
    Protest 1/05/2014 3:00 pm
    Funeral for the Inner Reef
    El Prado Park
    One block north of Commercial Blvd in Lauderdale by the Sea Fl 33308

    January 3, 2014

  • divergirl4u

    Here is the plan:
    Meet at El Prado Park, Walk down El Mar Ave carrying our signs, speaking to people and passing out flyers. We will go through downtown and off each beach portal then circle around and come up A1A ending up at the Town Hall across from El Prado Park. We will stay on the sidewalks and be polite to everyone we meet. We then go to a local pub and hold and Irish Style Wake. We will eat drink and remember the life of the reef and how important it once was.

    December 24, 2013

  • divergirl4u

    Okay we have their attention, expect news coverage at this event. http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/12/22/3831785/activists-plan-mock-funeral-march.html

    December 23, 2013

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