RE: Balog on vegetation – I lived on the tidal Potomac River 15 for years. I couldn’t afford waterfront. so I was one lot off the water. Well, the rich waterfront homeowners are not fishermen. They are just boaters. I call them drunk boaters because that’s all they really do on the water is drink. Anyway, they are all very wealthy. And they all hated the grass in front of their homes, so they killed it. They buy herbicide and they get in a row boat and paddle around and disperse it with a rotary spreader. I saw them do it. They bragged of doing it. I was the only person in the neighborhood who fished, so I kept quiet and like I said, they are wealthy. Very wealthy. They do what they want.
They were very effective at killing everything in the water. I remember in the '90s when the Greenway Flats grass died in the summer. A huge, vast area full of bass. No rainstorms, no floods, nothing ... but there are a bunch of houses on that flat. I know what happened ... they killed it. Not looking at landowners is sticking your head in the sand.