Fight for Canaveral Buoys Continues

 Buoy 410090 (the Canaveral 20-m buoy), one of two funded by NASA for the now defunct shuttle program, is scheduled to go offline next spring.

Buoy 410090 (the Canaveral 20-m buoy), one of two funded by NASA for the now defunct shuttle program, is scheduled to go offline next spring.

Here's a piece I just wrote about Mitch Roffer (Roff's Ocean Forecasting) efforts to keep two critical weather buoys in operation off the east coast of Central Florida for Florida Today. I have to commend Mitch for his efforts, the Canaveral Port Commission for going against that stated wishes of embattled executive director John Walsh and to District 2 County Commissioner Jim Barfield for also taking up the cause. 

Barfield and the Port have recently been at odds, as Barfield is introducing a resolution to the commission that opposes the Canaveral Commercial Rail Extension — a plan that would hew a 17-mile-long heavy cargo railroad over and through a federal manatee sanctuary, national wildlife refuge and critically endangered marginal wetlands habitat. 

Public comment will be heard and the resolution voted on Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5 PM Building C, first floor, in the Commission Chambers at 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera.

All interested parties (for or against) are encouraged to attend.