Saturday, June 19, 2010

No Dogs - No Fair!

Remember the good old days when you could take your dogs out on the Point year round?
There's a section of the Point and several other areas along the dunes that are roped off for the nesting birds. Yes, they should be roped off, I get that the birds are endangered and they shouldn't be disturbed during their nesting season.
But it would be nice if there was a section of beach in Strathmere where we were allowed to take our dogs. Doggies love the beach and most are very well behaved.

I've seen one of the environmentalist who monitor the birds, telling people to get their dogs off the beach. OK, I guess that's part of their job, to protect the nesting area. But I also saw that environmentalist walk right by two empty water bottles and a plastic cup without picking them up. Aren't those a danger to the birds too? I guess it's not their job to pick up trash on the beach. It's not my job either, and it is kinda gross, but I do it anyway.


Anonymous said...

I totally agree with this person's comment. I started coming to Strathmere over 50 yrs. ago with my parents and 4 sibs and when we were kids we could run our doggies on the beach. I totally understand the whole bird nesting concept and there need to be rules in this complicated day and age, but I think it would be great if there was a doggie beach. There is a doggie beach just outside Ocean City.....over the Longport bridge. Maybe Strathmere could establish a similiar type of beach for doggies.

Anonymous said...

I too would like to see a dog area, perhaps away from the birds. One issue, however, is that even with or without a designated dog area, dog owners are responsible for picking up after their dogs! Everywhere!