Land-Based Shark Fishing

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The Florida Wildlife Commission would like to hear from the locals regarding land-based shark fishing. They have provided a link to leave comments on this subject. Please give your thoughts and feedback before November 21st so that they can be included in the December meeting.

This topic is highly controversial, particularly along our shoreline.

Please click the link and let them know how you feel.
http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/rulemaking/comments/

The International Coastal Cleanup Happening This Saturday!

https_cdn.evbuc.comimages483943281444436751861originalThe International Coastal Cleanup is happening on Clearwater Beach this Saturday, the 6th from 9:30am – 12:00pm!

Please join us as we partner with the Clearwater Solid Waste and Recycling Facility, the Protect Clearwater Beach Task Force, and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium to tackle the issue of marine debris on our coastlines.

The millions of tons of trash that enter the ocean each year entangle wildlife, pollute beaches and consume taxpayer money. We need your help to put a stop to it!

Date: Saturday October 6th, 2018
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Volunteers will meet at the public access point at Parking Lot 36.
Directions: When arriving at Clearwater Beach, take a right off the roundabout and onto Mandalay Ave. Continue on Mandalay until you reach Bay Esplanade Ave and make a left into Parking Lot 36.

Click HERE for more details!!

A Little Clarity About The Residential Parking Issue

Hi friend and neighbor,

Did you know… There is a parking problem in north beach?
For over 2 years the Clearwater Beach Association has heard from residents at their monthly board meetings about issues regarding parking in the residential areas of Clearwater Beach. Those areas primarily are north beach and the 3 residential streets in south beach. CBA members, as well as non-members, have made City Council aware of the ever-growing problem of finding a solution to the trend of tourists parking in our community; often with disregard for it being a residential neighborhood (i.e. leaving behind trash, destroying sprinklers, alcohol use, using residents showers and hoses, littering on the beach. etc.). As part of our ongoing mission to “improve and protect our neighborhood… and to listen to community concerns”, efforts are being made to help find the best solution for all residents. CBAhas served this neighborhood since 1944, and has the highest regard for our community, as we all chose to live, work and play here with our families.

There is NO vote in place for parking permits, rather an ongoing discussion about the various logistics to consider when looking at options to best serve our community’s parking needs.  Any conversations with city council members are not part of an effort for the City to levy additional taxes or fines. The goal is to find a solution to eradicate the problems associated with parking so that the residential neighborhoods on Clearwater Beach are safer and cleaner. CBA has taken no position in any way other than to encourage the city to provide relief in some way.

Please continue to stay informed, attend a meeting, check our website and Facebook page or ask a Board Member for accurate information. Please contact your city manager and City Council board to express your thoughts and concerns!!! Go to www.myclearwater.com and watch the video of the meeting that was held on August 2nd;  Item 12 (toward the end).

Thank you,
CBA Board Members

Rise Together Clearwater Event

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RISE TOGETHER CLEARWATER will provide education about how “you” can become a catalyst for change! The Clearwater Marine Aquarium has graciously offered to provide an educational conversation on how we can help and preserve the sea turtles and we have an ambassador from the Sun Coast Rise Above Plastic to speak as well.

You will then be taken on a joyful and inspirational journey of movement to encourage acceptence of yourself and others. We will finalize the night with music performed by Claudia Sunshine ( native american flute) and vocal by Dana Skrodzki during our earth ceremony. This ceremony is a light-hearted meditation to send love, protection, and healing energy to our world, earth, and oceans.

Together We can Move Mountains. Together we can create a positive change.  We all hold a beautiful authentic gift.  Let’s collaborate and come together to Shift the Energy of the World! It’s time to RISE UP!

75% of the proceeds will benefit local as well as global organizations who are stepping up and helping our oceans and environment everyday!

Click HERE to RSVP for the event!

Spring Is In The Air!

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It’s time for our Neighborhoods Day Spring Picnic! It’s a time when all the different neighborhoods get together and celebrate with good food, friends, and local law enforcement and fireman.

This year, we will be back at Triangle Park and we’ve got wonderful things in store. Food, fun, and friends in this perfect springtime weather. Food and drinks will be provided, but it wouldn’t be a CBA Picnic without everyone’s delicious sides and desserts – bring ’em on! Don’t forget your chair!

Mark your calendars everyone and we will see you there!