The stakeholders of Avalon and Stone Harbor must become more aware of the wider range of sustainability issues affecting our island. This is more than just the matter of water conservation and scheduling days for watering lawns. We must address beach nourishment, bay dredging and maintenance, flood management, and water usage. Addressing these issues necessarily involves how these needed improvements will be financed. These matters need to be addressed in the annual and long-term budgeting process.
More than a general awareness, we need to become more actively informed and involved in order to understand the urgency and we need to commit ourselves to taking action to resolve these problems now.