But Tangier Island is determined to try:
But the islanders’ way of life is threatened by erosion that takes up to 30 feet of shoreline per year and has reduced Tangier’s size from 2,200 to 730 acres, according to figures cited in a form letter distributed to residents recently to mail to federal and state officials.
About 275 people showed up at a July meeting on the island where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at the town council’s invitation, presented an overview of the civil works projects process. The letter campaign began in earnest soon after that meeting.
You remember the Army Corps of Engineers. They’re the folks who did such a good job protecting New Orleans.