The Galveston Park Board of Trustees proposed a plan Wednesday to add infrastructure to the East End Lagoon over seven years, a timeline steering committee members want sped up.

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Steve Fouga

A fishing barge in the Lagoon area will do well. There used to be a productive pier in the same general location. It'll sell out for the fall flounder run. My parents used to absolutely kill flounder and reds at that old pier. Some storm took it out, before Ike.

Rusty Schroeder

This is an excellent idea. I have said it numerous times that a fishing pier, or barge in this instance, is the exact thing the Parks Board needs to involve itself with. Camping and an nature pavilion and trail would be great in that eco-system. I could see field trip classes as well as tourists frequenting it and camping overnight. The 7 year plan however, with a realistic 10 year goal is almost laughable. I can guarantee you the $25 million Pavilion/Beach Patrol offices and ground center on Stewart Beach don't have a 7 year timeline. This needs to be put on the front burner, because this will attract islanders, mainlanders, and tourists alike. 3 year plan should be pushed, not 7 to 10.

Jarvis Buckley

Sounds like a great idea. Folks will love it. Tourists as well as locals. Hope it gets done.

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