Sebastian Inlet

Stop the Mid-Reach Beach Dredging Project

Active | November 01 2007

Coastal Preservation

Since 2007, the Sebastian Inlet chapter has been opposed to the Army Corps of Engineers and Brevard County Satellite Beach Mid-Reach project to avoid the burial of 7-plus miles of protected nearshore reef (Essential Fish Habitat) and a number of local surf breaks. Florida’s beach management policies are a disaster, and the plan to dump sand on a living worm rock reef in Satellite Beach is no exception. Dredge and fill industries run the show through powerful lobbying groups, in the guise of “maintaining” our beaches. Surfers spend more time on the beach than anyone else, and know the truth all too well. This wasteful government spending kills our breaks and beach ecosystems. Better long-term solutions are needed; protecting buildings cannot remain the top priority. Surfrider is working hard with the community to prevent the destruction of the prized natural habitat, and establish long term plans that will actually work.

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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