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

As the sun rises on Delray Beach, the wind pushes waves closer and closer to the Edick’s home off the 600 block of North Ocean Boulevard. “Just in one day we lost about 25 or 30 feet and since Sandy we’ve lost maybe 80 feet,” Rick Edick said. The Edick’s said the water is as…

Boynton Beach dealing with ‘extreme’ erosion

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Hurricane Sandy is leaving her mark up and down the Palm Beach County coastline. Already, county officials said they have seen “extreme” beach erosion. The worst of it may be in Boynton Beach, where the ocean has essentially swallowed up most of the sand. It’s sort of a perfect combination for…

SINGER ISLAND, Fla. – Extensive beach erosion caused by Hurricane Sandy has led to renewed calls for a permanent solution to the decades-old problem. “We’ve lost pretty much all of the beach,” said Fran Leist, a Singer Island resident who watched the hurricane’s winds and waves tear away at the coastline from the seventeenth floor…

Palm Beach County may not have suffered a direct blow from Superstorm Sandy, but her powerful waves caused more than $24 million in damage to area beaches, according to a preliminary estimate. A damage assessment completed by county environmental managers put the damage to publicly owned beaches and oceanfront structures in Lantana, Boynton Beach, Palm…

Eroded state and federal funding keeps watering down efforts to protect Palm Beach County’s shrinking beaches. As a result, local coastal communities are working together to identify long-term regional solutions for nearly 16 miles of beaches from the Lake Worth Inlet to the Boynton Inlet. The idea is to come up with ways to keep…

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