$24.5M 'Babe's Beach' project will add 800,000 cubic yards to Galveston's coastline

By late this summer, beachgoers will have much more sand and sun to soak up thanks to a new project from the Galveston Park Board.

Once completed, the Babe's Beach project will add 800,000 cubic yards of sand along the seawall beach from 61st Street west toward 83rd Street, according to Mary Beth Bassett, Public Relations Director for the Galveston Park Board of Trustees. Bassett said the project was named after former state Senator A.R. "Babe" Schwartz, who passed away last year.

"The goal is to widen the stretch of beach in order to provide added recreation to beachgoers and to protect the seawall and the property behind it from storm surges," Bassett said.

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