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Beach Nourishment

 

Palm Beach County has constructed or participated in at least 9 beach nourishment projects. This coastal management option provides storm protection to uplands by adding sand to the littoral system and reduces the need for coastal armoring. Potential environmental impacts are minimized by thorough geotechnical evaluation and careful delineation of a borrow area.

The Alaska
The Alaska dredged nearly 783,000 cubic yards of offshore sand for the Ocean Ridge Shore Protection Project in 1998.

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Sand was transported from the dredge to the beach by floating and submerged pipe line.

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Thirty inch pipe discharged up to 60,000 cubic yards of sand per day onto the beach.

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Bull dozers moved and shaped the sand after it was pumped ashore.

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The finished project, 1.42 miles long and 200 ft. wide, improves recreational value, provides habitat for protected sea turtles, and protects coastal property from storm damage.

 

Current Highlights and Upcoming Events

 
  • Mosquito Control Update - Zika Virus
    While ERM's Mosquito Control Division is hard at work taking proactive steps to reducing mosquito popluations learn how you can protect yourself and reduce your exposure to mosquitoe-borne diseases. [PDF]
  • Dark Sky Festival - Okeeheelee Nature Center, Sat. February 27th
    This free, fun-filled family event has many exciting and educational opportunities to experience and learn about the night sky. [LINK]
  • Site Closure - Sweetbay Natural Area, Palm Beach Gardens
    The natural area will not be accessible from Aviation Rd from Feb. 23, 2016 through Feb. 27, 2016 while work is done on the railroad crossing adjacent to the Beeline Highway.
  • Running Wild - Frenchman's Forest Natural Area, Sat. March 5th
    Series of guided 3 to 10 mile trail runs through pine, cypress and coastal scrub habitats on some of the most scenic trails in Palm Beach County. [LINK]
  • Environmental Times Newsletter
    Read the latest edition for highlights on artificial reefs, climate change, LagoonFest and more. [LINK]
  • Adventure Awaits Events
    Series of guided adventures (including hiking, cycling, paddling, photography, and more) designed to introduce participants to the hidden eco-treasures in Palm Beach County's natural areas. [SCHEDULE]
  • Scavenger Hunts
    Are available at several natural areas for youngsters to complete to recieve their Natural Area Youth Explorer certificate. [PDF]
  • ERM's Status Reports
    Stay up to date on our projects with these monthly publications. [LINK]