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

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…

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