John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Active Rain Photo Blogger - Sea Oats on Cape Canaveral Beach Minimize Erosion

Active Rain Photo Blogger - Sea Oats on Cape Canaveral Beach Minimize Erosion

The long root structure of sea oats holds together loose beach soil and prevents erosion when tropical storms blow on the coast. Even so, there is still the ongoing need for dredging and pumping sand from a mile off shore so that tourists and wildlife can enjoy that perfect day at the beach. There is controversy about whether dredging harms the off shore ecosystem and proper safeguards must be in place. I believe the combination of man working with nature to preserve the beaches we all love is an important step in the right direction.

Sea Oats on Cape Canaveral Beach

Sea oats are protected by law in Florida and subject to fines for disturbing them. Remember to use the crossovers and simply admire these precious plants.

Cape Canaveral Sea Oats

Beach erosion on Cape Canaveral beach

Cape Canaveral Erosion

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Comment balloon 11 commentsJohn Mayer • January 15 2010 11:02AM

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Wonderful Pictures

 

Posted by Andrew Monaghan, CRS, GRI, EPro Associate Broker (The Monaghan Group) over 10 years ago

Hi John,

Thank you for sharing a very beautiful pictures.

John Pusa

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) over 10 years ago

Andrew and John - Thanks for dropping by.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 10 years ago

Interesting post, John. I would have thought it was just another 'weed' :)

Debi

Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) over 10 years ago

Hey John! Just noticed your new group! Awesome - I'm in!

Debi

Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) over 10 years ago

John - I remember visiting Waikiki, and having my bubble burst, when they talked about the Corp of Engineers bringing in that white sand to keep the beach looking that way!  However, much of life is a beach - do we really care how it was born:-)

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi John, That is certainly a significant erosion there, happens in the winter months often with heavy storms. We are used to this erosion in California. There are times when there is no beach or not much one anyways. I hope you planted some of the cool sea oats, :-) in fact, they are native to your area and surprisingly not able to grow here. But then we don't have much in the way of trees either for perhaps the same reasons, at least not ones that most would recognize as such. Along our coast, it would take sea oats and lots and lots of cement to stop our erosion.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 10 years ago

Debi - It's a very beneficial "weed" :-) Thanks for joining!

Myrl - I guess we could let nature take it's course but the beach is an important attraction for tourists (and locals) who spend $$$ and keep the local economy going. Plus, where would the bikinis go??

John - Thanks for the information about your California beaches. I guess you just have to find another beach that hasn't been chewed up by storms or buy a cement truck :-).

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 10 years ago

Sea Oats, never knew John.  Love that first shot!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 10 years ago

John, wonderful photos!  Thanks for sharing them!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 10 years ago

Al & Peggy - You learn something new every day :-)

Tony & Darcy - Thanks!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 10 years ago

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