If you're a Seacoast NH resident, you've probably spent a few hours enjoying the state park at Odiorne Point. It's not a sandy, lay out and get a tan kind of beach like Wallis Sands, but it's a great place to go for a walk or a bike ride or to just hang out and watch the ocean. (as long as the creepy naked dude with the underwear on his head doesn't bother you.)
Anyway, it seems we may be in danger of losing that undeveloped stretch of beach at Odiorne's (as I call it) if UNH gets its way. There's a big fat $14 million dollar grant from NOAA that they will lose if they are not able to find a location for the marine laboratory soon. The people of Newcastle have already rejected UNH's initial proposal to locate the facility in their town. Now UNH is proposing to build the facility shoreside at Odiorne Point. Now it's time for the rest of us to get together and prevent them from ruining the largest undeveloped stretch of shore in New Hampshire. We only have eighteen miles of coastline. Can't we save some of it for all of us to enjoy?
Save Odiorne Point