Enviros To Avon: Scrap Rain Forest Boardwalk Plan
Environmental groups want one Jersey Shore town to drop its plan to use rain forest wood to rebuild its Sandy-damaged boardwalk.
Activists are calling on Avon, a small town next door to Belmar, to use something else other than ipe wood to rebuild its boardwalk.
If the town refuses, the groups plan to try to organize a boycott of Avon thus summer.
Tim Keating of Rainforest Relief says there are real questions about whether the wood was harvested responsibly and in a sustainable manner.
But Avon administrator Tim Gallagher says the town has already paid for the wood, which was cut and shipped to a warehouse in North Carolina and now awaits transportation to New Jersey.
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