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    Default East Bay Restoration

    Good Afternoon to All,
    My first post here. Some might remember me from 2cool.
    I might have already responded to a few of you here in regards to East Bay.
    I have noticed on the Reel Report that the article has been posted by Joe Kent. I sent him a notice to ask if he could put something in the Sunday paper which he did.
    Below is a more info on my efforts to get a jump start on the cleaning of East Bay. I hope I can count on a few of my fellow anglers to assist me in the "little" project. I actually have been getting a couple of phone calls from some people associated with the CCA who are anxious to help with getting started. As I get more info, I will relay it to all of you so that I can keep everyone interested in helping up to speed with this project.
    Thanks and looking forward to hearing from as many as possible.
    Kyle Cunningham

    Project: East Bay Restoration
    When: TBA
    From: Kyle Cunningham, aka KylesKenner2
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    I am in the process of starting a clean up effort on East Bay. This is not something we will be able to do in a short period of time, but I feel after a few months of dedicated individuals like ourselves we can at least make a difference.
    My goal is to dedicate one weekend a month and travel East Bay pick up or tow debris that poses a serious threat to all boaters alike. My line of thinking is if we can pick it out of the water and put it in the boat, then we can dispose of it. If it is an item that is too big to pick up and is floating, then we can tow it to a designated location.
    Needless to say, if there is an item to big to tow, then we will mark it with PVC pipe, which has been generously donated, and / or we can enter its locations via GPS. Once a month, we will take those locations and post for all to see and enter for their own personal safety.
    In the next few weeks, I will be trying to secure a “drop zone” for us to deliver debris to for proper disposal. I am trying to see if I can secure the area of Stingaree Marina as the drop zone. If so, I will be looking for volunteers to be staged there to assist boaters bringing in debris, off load their boats, & load up in trucks.
    As far as large floating debris, I am going to check and see if we can secure one of the shorelines of the small islands just North of the ICW for a drop zone. If so, we will have volunteers there to assist boaters bringing in debris. My line of thinking is we deliver the bigger items that we can tow to the shoreline where we will drive stakes into the ground and tie off the debris so it’s not to float off on a high tide. At some point I will look be looking to have the debris removed by professionals and disposed of properly.
    Some items I am looking for as donations are, rope to tie off debris, some metal stakes & garbage bags.
    If you are interested donating items or volunteer in any aspect of this operation, please contact me @ kyllawaygolf@yahoo.com. I will be looking at possibly setting up some kind of meeting to discuss and answer any and all questions or concerns. The date will be decided in the near future. There will be BBQ sandwiches and chips donated at the end of Saturday. Again, this is not something that we are going to accomplish quickly. It will take sometime but I feel that over a period of time, we can collectively make a difference. We’re not trying to change the World, just East Bay.
    I hope I can count on everyone to assist me with this.

    Thank You All,
    Kyle Cunningham
    Last edited by KylesKenner2; February 9th, 2009 at 12:16 PM.

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    Welcome Kyle. Getting East bay clean will be a long and major undertaking. I read on another site where the state is setting aside $39 million for the mapping and removal of the major debris on the east end of the Galveston bay system. They're shooting for a June 1st completion date. Sounds like a major step towards the clean up effort. West bay on the other hand, will be just a little more difficult due to the fact of how shallow it really is. All we can do is hope and try to mark it as we go.
    I work just enough to pay for my fishing habit.

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    You'll find a lot of guys on here willing to help.
    We are West End Anglers, a saltwater tribe!

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    I was told that by Coe Parker and I am depending on a strong turnout.
    Again, I am doing this in an effort to try to restore the bays one at a time. My efforts are focused on East Bay for now due to the severity of the situation.
    I have been setting this up for almost two weeks now and want to fire this thing up.
    The CCA is very interested in helping out and I have been in contact with a couple of its members.
    I am asking that anyone interested in helping shoot me an e-mail so I can keep everyone up to speed.

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    Kyle, this is Coe....
    We are West End Anglers, a saltwater tribe!

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    I work just enough to pay for my fishing habit.

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    Sorry Coe. It was busy today at work and not much time to read and comprahend.

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    I'm down to help coe(at)fishwestend.com sign me up when we get a date throw it up on the Calendar here on the page. Remember, we have a healthy East Bay group here too so your in good company. I fish upper Trinity mainly and usually around Stingaree, its just a haul from Pirates a good 45 min boat ride.
    We are West End Anglers, a saltwater tribe!

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    Good Morning Guys,
    Thanks for helping out. I hope to set a date by the end of this week. When I do, I'll get it posted asap and post a sign up sheet. That way I can get a good count on the people for the BBQ getting donated.
    Aslo, I think I will getthe PVC cut ot 12'. That should be long enough right?

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    Hopefully I will be able to help, but only having 2 weekends off a month it'll be a 50/50 chance. If it works out, count me in.
    Appreciate your effort in this matter Kyle.
    Don't be a Nancy!
    If it smells like fish....you know I've been there!

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