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White cones mark an area of Vanderbilt Beach in front of the Moraya Bay development as private on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in North Naples. A large group of citizens appeared at Tuesday's Collier County Commission meeting where the commission vowed to fight to keep the beach accessible to the general public.

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White cones mark an area of Vanderbilt Beach in front of the Moraya Bay development as private on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in North Naples. A large group of citizens appeared at Tuesday's Collier County Commission meeting where the commission vowed to fight to keep the beach accessible to the general public.

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  • White cones mark an area of Vanderbilt Beach in front of the Moraya Bay development as private on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in North Naples. A large group of citizens appeared at Tuesday's Collier County Commission meeting where the commission vowed to fight to keep the beach accessible to the general public.
  • Norwood, Mass. resident Kristin Bianculli plays with her two-year-old daughter Ava, near a set of white cones marking an area of Vanderbilt Beach in front of the Moraya Bay development as private on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in North Naples. A large group of citizens appeared at Tuesday's Collier County Commission meeting where the commission vowed to fight to keep the beach accessible to the general public. A protest is planned for Saturday at 5 p.m. at the location. David Albers/Staff
  • White cones mark an area of Vanderbilt Beach in front of the Moraya Bay development as private on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in North Naples. A large group of citizens appeared at Tuesday's Collier County Commission meeting where the commission vowed to fight to keep the beach accessible to the general public. David Albers/Staff
  • Seasonal residents John and Claudie Callcutt, of Guildford Surrey, England, intentionally walk through a section of of Vanderbilt Beach marked as private in front of the Moraya Bay development on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in North Naples. A large group of citizens appeared at Tuesday's Collier County Commission meeting where the commission vowed to fight to keep the beach accessible to the general public. A protest is planned for Saturday at 5 p.m. at the location. David Albers/Staff
  • White cones mark an area of Vanderbilt Beach in front of the Moraya Bay development as private on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in North Naples. A large group of citizens appeared at Tuesday's Collier County Commission meeting where the commission vowed to fight to keep the beach accessible to the general public. David Albers/Staff
  • Seasonal resident Kay Hartsel, left, and Melbourne, Fla. resident Mary Gilbert pose with one of the white cones marking the section of Vanderbilt Beach as private in front of the Moraya Bay development on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in North Naples. A large group of citizens appeared at Tuesday's Collier County Commission meeting where the commission vowed to fight to keep the beach accessible to the general public. A protest is planned for Saturday at 5 p.m. at the location. David Albers/Staff
  • Norwood, Mass. resident Kristin Bianculli plays with her two-year-old daughter Ava, near a set of white cones marking an area of Vanderbilt Beach in front of the Moraya Bay development as private on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in North Naples. A large group of citizens appeared at Tuesday's Collier County Commission meeting where the commission vowed to fight to keep the beach accessible to the general public. A protest is planned for Saturday at 5 p.m. at the location. David Albers/Staff
  • Joseph Rich, 78, speaks with a fellow neighborhood resident Patricia Koza about the white cones marking an area of Vanderbilt Beach in front of the Moraya Bay development as private on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in North Naples. A large group of citizens appeared at Tuesday's Collier County Commission meeting where the commission vowed to fight to keep the beach accessible to the general public. A protest is planned for Saturday at 5 p.m. at the location. David Albers/Staff
  • White cones mark an area of Vanderbilt Beach in front of the Moraya Bay development as private on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in North Naples. A large group of citizens appeared at Tuesday's Collier County Commission meeting where the commission vowed to fight to keep the beach accessible to the general public. David Albers/Staff
  • A large group of residents from the Vanderbilt Beach area of North Naples attend the Collier County Commission meeting in protest of the Moraya Bay development's marking of a section of the beach as private on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in Naples. The commission vowed to fight to keep the beach accessible to the general public. A protest is planned for Saturday at 5 p.m. in front of the Moraya Bay development. David Albers/Staff
  • Collier County Commission vice chair Frank Halas expresses his concern about beach access being impeded by developers on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in Naples. Halas said he had been approached in the past by lobbyists threatening to close the beach to the public if the commission did not approve a beach club at Moraya Bay. The commission vowed to fight to keep the beach accessible to the general public.  A protest is planned for Saturday at 5 p.m. in front of the Moraya Bay development. David Albers/Staff
  • Seasonal residents Ann and Joe O' Shaughnessy, of Hampton, N.H., listen to neighbors of their from the Vanderbilt Beach area speak in protest of Moraya Bay's restricting beach access at the Collier County Commission meeting on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in Naples. The commission vowed to fight to keep the beach accessible to the general public. A protest is planned for Saturday at 5 p.m. in front of the Moraya Bay development. David Albers/Staff
  • Naples resident Ray Foos, a homeowner in the Vanderbilt Beach area since 1982, applauds the Collier County Commission's decision to fight to protect the public access to Naples beaches at the commission meeting on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in Naples. The commission vowed to fight to keep the beach accessible to the general public. A protest is planned for Saturday at 5 p.m. in front of the Moraya Bay development. David Albers/Staff
  • Collier County Commission chairman Fred Coyle speaks with Naples residents Maureen Rankin, left, and Carole Kolflat after the commission voted to fight to protect beach access to Naples beaches on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in Naples. The commission vowed to fight to keep the beach accessible to the general public. A protest is planned for Saturday at 5 p.m. in front of the Moraya Bay development. David Albers/Staff
  • A large group of residents from the Vanderbilt Beach area of North Naples attend the Collier County Commission meeting in protest of the Moraya Bay development's marking of a section of the beach as private on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in Naples. The commission vowed to fight to keep the beach accessible to the general public. A protest is planned for Saturday at 5 p.m. in front of the Moraya Bay development. David Albers/Staff
  • Norwood, Mass. resident Kristin Bianculli plays with her two-year-old daughter Ava, near a set of white cones marking an area of Vanderbilt Beach in front of the Moraya Bay development as private on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 in North Naples. A large group of citizens appeared at Tuesday's Collier County Commission meeting where the commission vowed to fight to keep the beach accessible to the general public. A protest is planned for Saturday at 5 p.m. at the location. David Albers/Staff

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