Protect The Mosquito Lagoon From NASA Development
We, the undersigned, are against NASA\'s proposed construction of a commercial launch pad on the western shore of the Mosquito Lagoon. It would badly degrade one of the few wild areas left in Florida. This area is heavily used by an ever-growing population of recreational fishermen, kayakers, birders, and other nature enthusiasts. The proposed launch pad would significantly shrink public access to the area, resulting in even more pressure being placed on the remaining natural areas. We believe the Mosquito Lagoon-Indian River Lagoon estuary needs more area set aside for public recreation and education - not less. The Canaveral Air Force Station is littered with old, out-of-use launch pads, many of which could be adapted for use as a commercial launch area. We believe NASA needs to work out an arrangement with the Air Force to make use of one of these areas. We strongly encourage the officials at NASA to reconsider this ill-conceived plan before more environmental damage is done.