There’s an old adage that says “Don’t bring sand to the beach”. Usually, this applies to people bringing their significant other with them when they’re going out to a nightclub, party or essentially to have plain ole’ fun.
But recently, that old adage doesn’t apply to a recent renourishment project currently underway on Florida’s Space Coast. The areas southern most beaches have started receiving the first loads of a proposed 128,000 cubic yards of sand. Delivered by more than 40 trucks, the project will help replace more than $10 million worth of sand lost during Tropical Storm Noel and several other storms last fall. Which I’m sure is a relief to those living along this stretch of shoreline!
As the sand is dumped alongside the new dune a bulldozer then comes along and shapes the sand into the proper slope. The project is expected to be completed by May 1, just in time for sea turtle nesting season to begin.