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Heads Up Airboaters !!

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A few citizens along the Middle Loup River near St. Paul, Nebraska are forming a group to push for increased regulations on airboats. This group also wants to begin to regulate ATV’s which travel from sand bar to sand bar as part of a day’s outing. The issue is just starting to gain traction in and around the Loup River communities like St. Paul, Palmer and even Grand Island, Ne.

A recent news article covered the first meeting of the group at which a Nebraska Game and Parks officer spoke. He told the members that landowners own to the middle of the river and therefore own the sandbars which pop up fairly quickly and disappear just as quickly.  

Nebraska law regulates all vessels in terms of having to have mufflers and to be” no louder than 96 db measured at a distance of 100 feet or more measured when the vessel is on plane.”
If you airboat in Nebraska regularly or go there for the Columbus run and/or Thunder on the Loup you should pay attention to our posts as this issue continues to progress. If you are not yet affiliated with an airboat club, please join one as soon as possible. YOU can help protect the rights we all enjoy !

Whether you live in Nebraska or not, you should be ready to help your fellow airboaters defeat this unnecessary and unwarranted intrusion into the sport of airboating.



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Save East Orlando !!




Marsh Rider magazine attended the Orange County Commission meeting yesterday which started at 2: p.m. and ended at 2:21 A.M this morning. 12 hours of pleas from citizens begging to be able to Save Orange County and be allowed to continue to enjoy the rural lifestyle they have been promised.

In the end, action on one development, Lake Pickett North, was temporarily postponed. However action on the other, Lake Pickett South, was taken which keeps that project alive. It was an alarming view of elected officials putting the pleas of their constituents out of their thought process while listening to the empty promises of developers. 

The fight is not over, however. There are more steps for these two developments to go through before they are allowed to forever change the character and heritage of east Orange County. Even if you don't live in East Orlando, please help your fellow sportsmen stop this terrible salughter of ecologically sensitive land and water.

What can YOUdo to help STOP the approval of these two super-sized developments and protect what remains of our pastoral surroundings and rural lifestyle?

    Sign the on-line petition at www.SaveOrangeCounty.org. (This automatically e-mails your county commissioners.)
    Email county representatives (listed below) and let them know you are against the plans to four lane Lake Pickett Road and against the two proposed developments. We suggest putting in the subject line something that directly affects YOU. For example, NO 4 Laning Lake Pickett Road or NO Eminent Domain.
     Please write to each of these county commissioners and continue to oppose these out-of-place developments.
    We suggest sharing this with your neighbors and ask them to do the same.
    Be ready to respond to email alerts as new actions are taken on these projects. The next step for one is to be reviewed by the Agency for Economic Development in Tallahassee. When we know the development has been forwarded to Tallahassee, we will let you  know the next action step.

Check here as well as Save Orange County.org to learn the latest developments and PLEASE HELP SAVE THIS SENSITIVE LAND

Email List for your county representatives

District 1 Scott Boyd: District1@ocfl.net

District 2 Bryan Nelson: District2@ocfl.net

District 3 Pete Clarke: District3@ocfl.net

District 4 Jennifer Thompson: District4@ocfl.net

District 5 Ted Edwards: District5@ocfl.net

District 6 Victoria Siplan: District6@ocfl.net

Mayor Teresa Jacobs is: Mayor@ocfl.net


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