SplashMob at the Friday night ferry

People in waterproof coats in a light rain, arms raised in the air

Dock Stoppers perform for communters and visitors coming of the Friday evening ferry.

Friday, May 17, 2013. We’re bringing it to the streets. A group of us created an event to greet people coming to Bowen on the Friday evening of the May long weekend.

In this video, choreographer Gail Lotenberg and The Rhythm Kids perform for people coming off the ferry. A group of adult Dock Stoppers joined in to the bemusement of arriving commuters and vacationers.

As people from the ferry walked up the hill, they found our red carpet: a long, long strip of red fabric all the way from the Library corner up to the Fire regulations sign – 490 feet – the same length as the longest dock under construction now at Cape Roger Curtis.

An old wooden library building with a wet green lawn. In front, a sidewalk extending far into the distance, with a bright red banner standing beside it and stretching far away.

Red Carpet: same distance as one of the docks under construction at Cape Roger Curtis. Photo: John Dowler

A very serious little girl signs a petition while two others look on.

Kids know what beaches are about: exploration, wildlife, swimming, nature. Here are a few learning about democracy and signing the petition.

We’re having fun while getting the word out about how the unbroken wild shoreline of Cape Roger Curtis is likely to have four ginormous docks constructed across it this month.

We think that if enough people add their voices we can persuade the owners Edwin Lee, Don Ho, TheCapeOnBowen and others to stop the project and leave the last broad intertidal zone on Bowen in a natural state. And we hope to encourage our Municipal Council to lead the charge.

So far the owners of the coming docks have not even publicly acknowledged our concern. If you care, please fill in our petition. To date over 850 people have added their names, but we need more to get the people in charge of the project and those overseeing our island to take notice, respond, and stop the docks.

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