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Coastal Blog — Shoreline Armoring

Montauk, NY: Don’t Bag our Beach!

October 24 2014

Montauk, NY: Don’t Bag our Beach!

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The Eastern Long Island Chapter has successfully grabbed the attention of their local newspaper by protesting a plan by the Army Corps to build up the beach of downtown Montauk with GeoTubes. A recent, unsolicited editorial noted the Chapter's position and put forth that the Corps' money would be better…

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Ditch Plains, NY and the Fate of the East Deck Motel

August 22 2014

Ditch Plains, NY and the Fate of the East Deck Motel

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The very modest 28-room East Deck Motel sits right next to Ditch Plains, a premier surf spot in Long Island. It has been sold and the new owners plan a huge members-only resort and entertainment complex, 2 stories, over 30,000 square feet including deck and pool with 100 parking spaces,…

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Congress Passes Bill on Beach and Water Projects

June 12 2014

Congress Passes Bill on Beach and Water Projects

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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

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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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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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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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Ma’alaea Saved

May 07 2012

Ma’alaea Saved

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Environmental campaigns are most often marathons, not sprints. You have to be prepared to be in it for the long haul. An extreme example of this is our Save Ma'alaea campaign, which has extended for over 20 years. Ma'alaea, on the island of Maui, is home to a small boat…

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From King Tides to Sea Level Rise

December 16 2011

From King Tides to Sea Level Rise

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“King tides” are extreme high tide events that tend to be more dramatic in the winter when storms cause increased wind and wave activity along the coast. These high water events allow us to visualize now how flooding from rising sea levels will impact our beaches, coastal areas and shoreline…

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Look Out - Thoughts from the Beach

June 02 2011

Look Out - Thoughts from the Beach

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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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March 07 2011

Surfrider Foundation Files Suit to Restore Sharp Park

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