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2011 Enviro Intern Clara Cartwright works on Beach Ecology

September 02 2011

2011 Enviro Intern Clara Cartwright works on Beach Ecology

Coastal Preservation

Clara Cartwright is the 2011 Dillon Henry Memorial Intern in the Environmental Department of the Surfrider Foundation. Clara has been working on improving the Beach Ecology indicator for our State of the Beach report and is finalizing some case studies on best practices for considering beach ecology while managing beaches.…

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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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Shifting Tides: Sea level rise in US

August 04 2011

Shifting Tides: Sea level rise in US

Coastal Preservation

Coastlines throughout the world are very sensitive to changes in sea level. Sea level changes where waves break, how coasts erode or accrete, the tidal flow in estuaries, and the location and extent of wetlands and coral reefs. And small changes, on the order of inches, can have profound impacts…

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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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North Carolina Legislature Removes Coastal Protections

May 25 2011

North Carolina Legislature Removes Coastal Protections

Coastal Preservation Shoreline Armoring

North Carolina has long had one of the strictest coastal management laws limiting the use of hardened structures on the beach for erosion protection. Unfortunately their legislature recently moved to allow the construction of terminal groins to try to control sand movements near tidal inlets.

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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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Another Crappy Beach

March 24 2011

Another Crappy Beach

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March 17 2011

Balls of Clay in Texas

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March 07 2011

Surfrider Foundation Files Suit to Restore Sharp Park

Coastal Preservation Shoreline Armoring Legal

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February 28 2011

Beach Mansion Bailouts in NC

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February 17 2011

Dealing with Storm Damage & Preparing for Sea Level Rise

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February 14 2011

Lessons from an Unlikely Place - the Passaic River

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February 01 2011

Broad Beach - Boulders as Far as the Eye Can See

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January 18 2011

Bluff Collapse and Erosion is “Normal”

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January 06 2011

Public Money For Private Beaches?    NJ Residents Opposed

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November 22 2010

Property rights don’t outweigh public’s right to enjoy beaches -Editorial

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November 17 2010

Lawyers Screw their Clients out of Sand

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November 04 2010

San Diego Gets More Than Sand

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September 30 2010

Photos

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September 30 2010

Swimming Safety

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