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John Taylor

Director Zehringer hit the nail on the head with the term
"experimental engieneering" that is exactly what ODNR did whe they installed the 9000' sea wall at this beach in 1957.Guess what Director, your "experiment" failed, and you took away the best swimming beach in the Midwest. We want to put it back the way God made it, you know like it was when you bought it the way it had been for 4000 yrs. If you call that "experimental engineering"....you are the wrong man to be making decisions with our natural resources...

Bette Richard

"There are wetlands behind it [that could be destroyed]," What about the natural shoreline and dunes that you destroyed in 1957 with your "experimental engineering"? You're just making excuses, Mr.Zehringer. It's time for DNR to admit their disastrous mistake and do the responsible thing. Restore the beach to its natural state.

David Taylor

It is time for a change at the top. Ohio does not need this kind of closed mind thinking. Mr. Zimmerman, you are a civil servant and work for us. It may be time for you to dust off your resume.

Timothy Carey

He who thinks removing the break wall and letting nature take its course is detrimental to Lake Erie's natural wildlife habitat, Clearly hasn't done enough research. The fact that the ODNR is trying to shut the door on the project, speaks volumes about the integrity of the organization that many Ohioans have supported their entire lives.

Carol Evans

Director Zehringerbhas decided our tax money would be better spent restoring Lonz winery than restoring our beach , will the state now own the winery or is this $ put into a private business? Think the voters would choose the beach in a minute. Why did you ask for opinions if it was already decided??

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