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

JUPITER – A quarter-mile stretch of beach between the northern edge of Carlin Park and the Jupiter Beach Resort has taken a beating this winter from erosion, local lifeguards say.

A 15-year effort to save Singer Island’s beaches from rapidly eroding came to an end Tuesday night, as Palm Beach County commissioners voted against building rock jetties off the beach to trap sand. In a 4-3 vote, commissioners said no to constructing jetties – or “groins” – along the 1-mile stretch of beach, and instead…

It’s sea turtles versus beach condos, Round Two. One year ago, threats to endangered sea turtles helped sink Palm Beach County plans to build erosion-fighting rock walls offshore from shrinking beaches in front of condominium towers.

Sea turtle nests sustained significant damage from Hurricane Irene, but county beaches generally stood up well to the storm, according to county officials. “There was some damage to plants and dunes,” said Dan Bates, environmental director for Palm Beach County’s Department of Environmental Resources Management. “Some beaches lost a little width and height. But nothing…

Erosion fix threatens access to Jupiter beach

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Walter Franklin moved to Jupiter more than 20 years ago and fell in love with the picturesque beach town. “It was an ideal place to raise children,” Franklin said. His three kids, now grown, especially loved playing and frolicking on Cato’s Bridge Beach, a popular spot for boaters and family gatherings adjacent to the Jupiter…

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