Gulf of Mexico
via Flickr

AL - Beach renourishment public meeting June 29 in Gulf Shores

Beach renourishment public meeting June 29 in Gulf Shores

A public meeting to discuss the proposed 2022 Beach Renourishment Project on the Alabama Coast will be held on Wednesday, June 29, at 6 p.m. in the Gulf Shores City Council Chambers – located at 1905 West 1st Street.

The project is being proposed by the City of Gulf Shores and the City of Orange Beach. Once the application for this project is approved, the beach renourishment process can begin. Beach renourishment is the process in which sand is collected from an offshore location by a dredge, piped onto the beach, and moved into place by a bulldozer, resulting in a wider, higher beach.

Renourishment benefits include increased storm protection for coastal structures, new habitats, and overall enhancement of the beach for recreational purposes. Once completed, an average width of 100 feet of sand will be added back to the shoreline.

The public is invited to present any comments or concerns relevant to the proposed project. Pending applications are available to review online at olsen-associates.com. More info: 251-968-6583.Beach restoration is the process in which sand is collected from an offshore location by a dredge, piped onto the beach, and moved into place by a bulldozer, resulting in a wider, higher beach. Restoration benefits include increased storm protection for coastal structures, new habitats, and overall enhancement of the beach for recreational purposes.

Read more.