Shell Island in Pinellas County: Boaters vs Environmentalists

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Real Estate Agent with Coastal Properties Group International

Shell Island or Shell Key in Pinellas County Florida has long been a boating destination. Weekends the small island has boats anchored all around the island. Some people camp out on the island, or stay on their boats. Partying is the goal of most of the boaters. Many bring their dogs.

People concerned about the environment - Shell Island is a preserve - see fewer and fewer places that protect birds and wildlife, and don't want these destroyed by people.

Some boaters and partiers are responsible. A few aren't, and leave a mess behind.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has banned alcohol and dogs, effective immediately.

For more, read on ...

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Sharon Simms
CIPS CRS CLHMS CRB RSPS
Coastal Properties Group
CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate
238 Beach Drive NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701
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Sharon- Yep, ban the alcohol, that causes people to be irresponsible. Katerina
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Sharon, oh, no!  Were those bad doggies leaving their beer cans behind or something?

And Chris, good times on Lovers' Key?  Hmmm. 

December 20, 2007 09:31 AM
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Katerina - there should be a lot more enforcement on the waterways for boat DUI.

Patricia - beer cans, trash, dog and human feces, garbage, you name it, it was left. 

December 20, 2007 05:57 PM
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There are laws to deal with trash, dog owners and alcohol.  The Tierra Verde condo owners are the real reason why decent, law abiding boat owners can't go to Shell Key anymore.  They have been pushing the Audobon Society, the Sierra Club and Pinellas County into transforming their view to the Gulf into a boat free view.  Look at what happened to the  piece of land west of Billy's, less than a 75 feet away from Shell Key.  It has been FLATTENED to make room for more condos.  If you think that there are ecologiacl reasons for the changes, you have been fooled!

January 08, 2008 07:48 AM
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while i agree that alcohol should be banned, its not always the case that it causes irresponsibility. those who are irresponsible while drinking most likely are in their waking state as well.

too bad some of the useless cops that sit on the side of the highway doing nothing all day don't make themselves useful and go out citing the people trashing the environment. if even ten cops did that daily, litter issues would be less. instead they think by posting signs people will trash nature less when in all reality those signs are trash themselves.

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