Palm Beach County

Singer Island Groin Proposal

Victory | February 07 2012

Coastal Preservation

This Singer Island erosion control project came back in a third form: evaluation of groins and T‐groins as design alternatives vs. the breakwater design. The Singer Island Erosion Control Project covers approximately 1 mile of Palm Beach County Atlantic coastline (between FDEP monuments R‐60 and R‐69). The overall project purpose is to stabilize the Atlantic shoreline of Singer Island by trapping nearshore sediment and allowing accretion of beach quality sand. Groin Report: http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/erm/coastal/shoreline/beach/pdf/SingerIslandGroinEvaluation1.25.12.pdf On February 7, 2012 at the County Commission Meeting it was voted to no longer pursue the project due to the cost to taxpayers and the fear that the project would not be successful.

Coastal Preservation

Beaches are a unique and dynamic landscape that should be protected for the future. The Surfrider Foundation is leading efforts at the state and local levels to protect our shorelines on every coast. Our efforts are focused on establishing appropriate setbacks for development, opposing shoreline structures, and placing coastal lands in public trust.

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