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Congress Passes Bill on Beach and Water Projects

June 12 2014

Congress Passes Bill on Beach and Water Projects

Coastal Preservation Beach Dredge & Fill Shoreline Armoring Ocean Ecosystems Surf Protection

Congress has passed an updated Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) which authorizes coastal restoration and engineering projects. Surfrider chapters worked hard to improve the final version of the bill.

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Congress Looks to Reduce Environmental Review of Beach and Water Projects

February 06 2014

Congress Looks to Reduce Environmental Review of Beach and Water Projects

Coastal Preservation Beach Dredge & Fill Shoreline Armoring Ocean Ecosystems

A committee of Senate and House members is negotiating the final version of the Water Resources Development Act which authorizes coastal restoration and engineering projects. Find out how you can influence the final version of the bill!

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Shored Up, Beach Replenishment Documentary, Variety Review

December 20 2013

Shored Up, Beach Replenishment Documentary, Variety Review

Coastal Preservation Beach Dredge & Fill

The documentary on beach replenishment called Shored Up has been making its way around the Surfrider Network with many chapters involved in local screenings and film festival debuts. The film was just written up in Variety magazine and it is the best review yet.

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Rebuilding After Sandy, C’mon Man!

November 04 2013

Rebuilding After Sandy, C’mon Man!

Coastal Preservation Beach Dredge & Fill

Now that the Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy has passed, here is an example of exactly what we should not be doing. It is OK to rebuild, but not this way. At the center of this aerial picture is the old beachfront gazebo in Beach Haven, NJ. Note how it sits…

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Florida is Running Out of Sand!

September 12 2013

Florida is Running Out of Sand!

Coastal Preservation Beach Dredge & Fill

Beach replenishment is the main tool along much of our coast to protect coastal development, but in Southern FL they are simply running out of sand and counties are fighting counties in what amounts to Sand Wars.

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Congress Looks to Bypass Environmental Protections for Beach and Water Projects

April 26 2013

Congress Looks to Bypass Environmental Protections for Beach and Water Projects

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The U.S. Senate is expected to vote in the coming weeks on a Water Resources Development Act, or "WRDA" for short. Several bad provisions make this bill unacceptable and it needs to be reworked.

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Responding to Sandy

March 29 2013

Responding to Sandy

Coastal Preservation Beach Dredge & Fill Shoreline Armoring

Almost five months after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the northeast the region is still in recovery mode. It is a real challenge to balance the competing interests of the urgency and importance of rebuilding with thoughtful planning to make the necessary changes to avoid a similar disaster in the future.…

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Hijacking our Beaches for Sandy Relief

December 17 2012

Hijacking our Beaches for Sandy Relief

Coastal Preservation Beach Dredge & Fill

President Obama and Congress are rightfully moving to provide federal assistance for those impacted by Hurricane (Superstorm) Sandy. Unfortunately in their zeal for action the Senate is proposing to go far and beyond what is needed for disaster recovery, threatening the future health and vitality of our coastal beaches and…

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Beachfills, Dunes, and Seawalls Oh My!

December 12 2012

Beachfills, Dunes, and Seawalls Oh My!

Coastal Preservation Beach Dredge & Fill Shoreline Armoring

We don't really like seawalls at Surfrider Foundation, I know. But to put a large structure on the ocean side of a seawall, now that's just a lose, lose proposition. Exhibit A from Sea Bright, NJ.

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Beach Fill Comes to San Diego

October 19 2012

Beach Fill Comes to San Diego

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San Diego County is currently pumping sand onto 8 beaches in the area. Surfrider's chapter is monitoring for impacts to surf spots.

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Another Beachfill Botched!

May 02 2012

Another Beachfill Botched!

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In trying to remedy one problem of beachfill, steep and dangerous beaches, the Army Corps has created another problem; a beach full of rocks in Cape May, NJ.

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Making Beaches Smaller for Safety

September 04 2011

Making Beaches Smaller for Safety

Coastal Preservation Beach Dredge & Fill

Cape May, NJ is planning to have the Army Corps remove sand from one of their many replenished beaches. The volume of sand is causing a steep beach which in turn leads to increased number of shorebreak injuries; many of them c-spine injuries.

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Beachfill Implicated in Injuries

August 10 2011

Beachfill Implicated in Injuries

Coastal Preservation Beach Dredge & Fill

A beach replenishment project completed last year in Harvey Cedars, NJ is implicated in this news article about a number of injuries in the shorebreak. The surf was chest high at best, yet they restricted swimming due to injuries.

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Look Out - Thoughts from the Beach

June 02 2011

Look Out - Thoughts from the Beach

Coastal Preservation Beach Dredge & Fill Shoreline Armoring

Steve Pezman puts a few thoughts down on the state of the coast and our lasting impacts on it.

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Another Failed South Florida Dredging Project

April 27 2011

Another Failed South Florida Dredging Project

Coastal Preservation Beach Dredge & Fill

The federal government had to issue a cease-and-desist order in April for a beach-nourishment dredging project off Hillsboro Beach and Deerfield Beach. Residents had noticed high levels of turbidity, or muddy water, moving along the shoreline. The order cites a leaky pipe that dumped sand on an area of "hardbottom,"…

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May 10 2007

New Jersey Beaches Da Bomb!

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