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Protect Our Beaches: Many Citizens, One Voice Dedicated to Protecting Palm Beach County’s Beachfront

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Protect Our Beaches, Inc. is a broad-based coalition of concerned and caring property owners, citizens, businesses owners, civic groups and community leaders of Palm Beach County who share a commitment to finding a permanent, ecologically-sound solution to protecting our beaches and dunes from erosion. Our goal is to empower Floridians to call upon, federal, state and local agencies, and elected leaders to act on behalf of Palm Beach County’s 45 mile coast.

Protect Our Beaches

  • Permanent solution to stabilize and maintain the sand and dunes of our beaches from erosion
  • protect coastal ecosystems and wildlife
  • protect homes and property values
  • enhance beach inspired tourism
  • provide community support and advocacy

A total of 17,431 pounds trash were collected in Palm Beach County during the International Coastal Cleanup, an annual event run last summer and fall by the Ocean Conservancy, according to a tally made public Wednesday. A total of 3,240 volunteers walked beaches from Boca Raton to Jupiter and cleaned up many inland areas as well. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/fl-pb-coastal-cleanup-20140521,0,6048920.story

ICYMI: On Friday Mar. 28 2014, in Ocean Ridge Congresswoman Lois Frankel presented the county with a $12 million check as reimbursement for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project. http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2014/03/palm_beach_county_gets_12_mill.php http://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/palm-beach-county-gets-12m-for-projects-beach-renourishment

In an effort to help coastal communities, Congressman Patrick Murphy recently sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to prioritize funding for beach nourishment, promote innovative solutions to prevent beach erosion, and call upon permitting agencies to allow for pilot projects to be built in an effort to find more permanent solutions to…

MacArthur Beach State Park is having another record-breaking sea turtle season with 1,173 green sea turtles nests counted, surpassing the previous record of 926 nests in 2007. And that’s not all. http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/sea-turtle-nests-setting-records-at-macarthur-beac/nZN3P/

By Tim O’Meilia Local officials are hoping to shave months off a two-year environmental impact study that could lead to beach restoration in South Palm Beach, Lantana, Lake Worth and southern Palm Beach. The $560,000 study is required to get federal approval of the latest version of a beach plan — an estimated $5 million…

More than 100 people looking for long-term solutions for Palm Beach County’s storm-battered beaches crowded into the Boca Raton Resort and Club’s Valencia ballroom June 15 for the second meeting of Protect Our Beaches. Established in August last year, the group says it has 20,000 members already, both individuals and condo associations, from Jupiter to…

POPULAR BEACH CRITICALLY ERODED

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

“It’s a critical situation,” said Palm Beach Town Manager Peter Elwell. “We have identified it as ‘highest priority’ in town.” “The eroded beach spans a half-mile strip between Sunrise Avenue and Wells Road — a beach frequented by locals and their dogs. The erosion began in October after Hurricane Sandy, traveling north but well offshore,…

Boca Resort president Rick Hayduk hosted the three-hour informational and feedback session, calling it a “conversion.”. “Beaches are truly a national treasure and need re-investment,” he said. “We lost half our beaches since Sandy, and the time has come for a formal, long-term plan, a combination of government, private business and citizens to handle anything…

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