I’m Thankful for Those Who Protect Our Ocean and Beaches - Day 6

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I’m Thankful for Those Who Protect Our Ocean and Beaches        


Debbie Reynolds is sponsoring the 10-day Thanksgiving Post Challenge, that began this past Tuesday November 15 and will end on Thanksgiving Day with opportunities for us to share why we are thankful and for what! There are some wonderful posts being written, so be sure to take time to read and comment on what others are thankful for!


Carlsbad has about 7 miles of gorgeous beaches for visitors and residents to enjoy year-round. Sadly, because of Mother Nature, and human carelessness, our ocean and our beaches need help to keep them clean and to repair erosion that never fails to happen due to winds, waves and rain.


Terramar Beach



I’m thankful there are a number of private, city, county, and state organizations dedicated to dealing with keeping beaches in Carlsbad and elsewhere clean and dealing with erosion and related issues like bluff collapse and sea caves that have occurred in several areas, including at Terramar Beach in Carlsbad and at Torrey Pines State beach. Dealing with erosion, however, may be a mixed blessing!


I apologize in advance for not including every organization dedicated to these conservation and preservation efforts but the ones that immediately come to mind include the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, the Surfrider Organization, the California Coastal Commission, San Diego Coastkeeper, I Love a Clean Ocean, and the Department of Parks and Recreation, to name a few.


Lifeguards also play a role in keeping people safe in our ocean and on the beaches, as well as away from areas subject to bluff erosion and potential collapse. Despite warnings and barriers some people ignore them and explore dangerous areas atop bluffs and below.


Sand replenishment programs have been coordinated through SANDAG but some studies suggest that efforts to replenish sand may cause longer-term negative effects on ecosystems. And there are those who argue that erosion is natural and efforts to stall or correct it (e.g., sea walls, sand replenishment) may cause other problems.


You also see private citizens cleaning up the beaches from time to time as well as organized efforts for beach clean-up by various environmental groups such as those named above. 


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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

You have some gorgeous beaches there. It takes an awareness to keep them safe and clean and lots of people and organizations working behind the scenes. Thank you for sharing your moment of gratitude.

Nov 20, 2016 09:08 AM #1
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Living close the the ocean and beaches is something to be really thankful for.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 20, 2016 09:17 AM #2
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

During my last trip to southern California, I was shocked to discover local governments close some of the beaches due to pollution and some are considered at times unsafe to swim in. The ocean!?!

Nov 20, 2016 09:58 AM #3
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Excellent thoughts Jeff Dowler 

Mother Natures gifts need to be protected. We can't take our beautiful oceans and beaches for granted.

Nov 20, 2016 10:05 AM #4
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Your beaches are beautiful, Jeff. We now have to take over to help nature take care of itself. It's our own fault, and I'm also thankful for those that do what they can to help protect our water, forests, ect. 

Nov 20, 2016 10:06 AM #5
Jeremy K. Frost
Keller Williams Realty - Dripping Springs, TX
Associate Broker, CNE, CRS, ePro, PSA

This is a fantastic post. Thank you for sharing and best of luck!

Nov 20, 2016 11:26 AM #6
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Your beaches certainly are gorgeous, Jeff Dowler!  I never would have thought that there are that many organizations that work to keep it that way.  I suppose one really doesn't think about it if you don't live by the ocean!  (ONE day...I will!)

Nov 20, 2016 11:30 AM #7
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Jeff Dowler ,  What would Californians do if there were no beaches?  It's bad enough to have a shortage of water.

Nov 20, 2016 11:40 AM #8
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Jeff. A few months ago my wife and I were fortunate to drive from Oregon to San Francisco along the coast. It was a wonderful trip and I want to go back

Nov 20, 2016 08:09 PM #9
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Jeff - the oceans and beaches are such an important part of life in California even for those of us who don't live as close to them as others.  We all should be thankful for the work done by others to preserve and protect them as well as doing our part by being good citizens of the planet.  

Nov 20, 2016 11:57 PM #10
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Maintaining beaches is a major challenge. We watched the efforts for years when we lived on the ocean front in Virginia Beach.

Nov 21, 2016 12:52 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Jeff - I am thankful for all of our beaches and coastlines just like you.  Erosion is a problem at one of my favorite shore cities in New Jersey. 

Nov 21, 2016 05:59 AM #12
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