Here are links to a few articles showing that similar actions have been prosecuted.
I’ve intentionally listed only very small, minor violations.
When you’re looking at these links, keep in mind that at least 2 DOF bulldozers destroyed a path approximately 1/2 mile in length, and crossed a creek twice!
We’re told there is no violation – why is it ignored here?
These are only a few of many examples.
Again I must ask, how can it be ok to drive a bulldozer through the wetlands and through a creek?
- Jacksonville, FL man arrested and charged for a violation involving a bulldozer and only 2,000 square feet of land in June, 2008.
- Two men arrested and charged for removing 18 - 20 logs could be fined $10,000.00 and/or spend 6 month in jail.
- This one is about 900 square feet of spoil material. It could result in six months imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine for two Sarasota County men.
- Bay County man clears and fills 10 acres, faces a year in jail and $1,000.00 fine. DEP official says, "Destroying or harming Florida’s important natural resources is an environmental crime and will not be tolerated".
- Just an interesting article that brushes on wetlands surveys, permits, land use, and silviculture. It also mentions that "by law a 25-foot buffer between the marsh and upland property must not be touched".
- Holliston couple fined $4,000.00, must restore area, hire wetlands specialist over "minor encroachments". They placed stone and some wood in a wetland buffer zone.