Latest news on Trout Point Boardwalk and those busy beavers creating a dam.

Happy Sunday all. Sorry to take up your leisure time.
I just want to let everyone know that I am following a plan given to me by the head of the department charged with administering the work on Trout Point. We are, under no circumstances, to do anything about either the beaver dam or the Boardwalk. The Navy has made that quite clear in my discussions with them. 
The area where the water is beginning to rise and is pooling behind homes here, because of the dam, has had fish put in by the county and sprayed to the extent a conservation area can be, by both ENSEC and Escambia county. That is all we can do right now.
If the boardwalk continues to deteriorate, we should walk it with extreme care and stay off of it, if that can’t be done. The Public Works department estimates that when they get access to about 100 inmates again, they will be able to address the necessary repairs. 
I have written a letter, at the dept mgr’s suggestion, to NAS Commander, outlining the health and property risks to the residents of Herons Forest if the dam is allowed to stay in place. I anticipate it will be a couple of weeks before I know anything else. 
I knew this would be a pressing issue to many of you so wanted to keep you informed.


Susan M. ArnettHerons Forest Property Owners Association, President

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