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

City officials want Palm Beach County commissioners to reconsider their March 22 decision to jettison the breakwater proposed for the waters off Singer Island. On Wednesday, the city council unanimously approved a resolution asking the county to reconsider the decision to scrap the $30 million erosion-control project, made in a 5-2 vote of the county…

There were plenty of bikinis on Palm Beach County’s sunny beaches Wednesday, but shirt-and-tie-clad Rick Scott was all business as he evaluated the region’s shore erosion and what the state should do about it. The Republican governor, facing a growing disapproval rating in the latest Quinnipiac University poll, was greeted on his three-stop tour by…

Tourism and sea turtles could be on a collision course again as Palm Beach County officials decide whether to build rock walls off the coast to guard against beach erosion. A long-planned proposal is resurfacing to build breakwaters that jut out of the ocean, positioned about 300 feet away from erosion-plagued beaches.

Federal and state money for rebuilding beaches is drying up in Palm Beach County, highlighting a national problem of finding new ways to keep oceanfront homes from falling into the sea. “The government should spend money on maintaining beaches just like it does on roads and bridges,” said Gail Whipple, a resident of Ocean Trace….

Palm Beach County is proposing a new, lower-profile design for a controversial breakwater project on Singer Island – one that officials hope will be scaled-back enough to win permits while still stabilizing the condo-lined beach. The difference: Instead of sticking 1 to 3 feet out of the water, as the county earlier proposed, the new…

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