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Pinellas receives additional $16 million for beach nourishment

The Pinellas County federal beach nourishment project will receive an additional $16 million in federal funding this summer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced this week. Continued...

Pinellas County receives $30 million for beach renourishment

CLEARWATER – While Pinellas beaches continually rank among the best in America, they need help to stay that way. The county has landed $30 million to complete renourishment projects at three popular beaches. The funding for the Pinellas County Shore Protection Project will go toward about 10.5 miles of work at Sand Key, Upham Beach and Treasure Island. The federal projects are administered by the Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Continued...

Major Pinellas Beach renourishment project hits snag

A major project to add sand from Clearwater to North Redington Beach along an area known as Sand Key is in jeopardy! Pinellas County leaders are having a hard time getting private property owners to sign off on easements for the renourishment. Miles of shoreline along Sand Key are washing away. This fall, Pinellas County leaders want to add enough sand to stack up on a football field as tall as Tampa’s biggest highrise. To do it right, they need private property owners to sign an easement. In exchange for sand, they have to give up some of their private land. Continued...

The bottom line...

Time is running out for Sand Key easements – DEADLINE IS JUNE 2ND

  • Sand Key property owners have until June 2 to provide needed easements to participate in upcoming beach nourishment project.
  • Beach nourishment benefits property owners and the public by providing increased storm protection
  • Owners who do not provide easements will not be included in the project