Protect mangroves

As a home owner in North Side, an avid fisherman, scuba diver and snorkeler, I read with great interest the article concerning the Coral Reef Decline.

The aquatic life cycle starts in the mangroves, and anyone with any eyesight can see the difference in the North Sound water quality over the last 15 years.

The water color has changed from a pretty Aquamarine to a ugly murkish green on the out going tides due to the mangrove destruction and construction along the North Sound side of 7 Mile Beach.

Any DoE program should include protection of the life giving mangroves.

Vincent Macaluso