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Masonboro Eco Friendly?

Masonboro Marina Environmentally Concerned? Yes it MUST be a VOLUNTARY DESIGNATION! Masonboro appears to be jumping onto the ECO bandwagon....Masonboro has a long history of having very few concerns for the environment. When the new docks were install in 1997 Masonboro had plumbing installed for a waste pump-out station, but then they never spent the money on the simple pump required and said it would be too much trouble to provide 'pump-out' services to boaters and it was not worth it. The "Closed-Head" Marina policy has never been enforced. The boat yard contributed years and years and years of pollution to the creek. After a rain the creek basin would look like a rainbow from all of the bottom paint and other boat yard dust washing into the creek from the yard area. Bottom paint contains copperous-oxide and other heavy metals. Waste fuel from boats from the boat yard was regularly for weed killer around the site. The forklift has had numerous hydraulic spills at the slab which drains directly into the creek. Masonboro even had to quit selling fuel due to fuel spills years ago. When the operation changed hands a few years ago the new owners have had no problem with cutting down several very old Live Oak Trees to suit their needs for business expansions, nor any problems with bulldozing various other lots along Trails End Road for personal interest. It is going to take a lot more than banning fish cleaning and boater waste to clean up Masonboro and Whiskey Creek.


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