FL - Pinellas Beach renourishment project could be canceled or delayed without signatures
REDINGTON SHORES, Fla. — A major project to add sand along nine miles of Pinellas County’s coastline could be in jeopardy. Property owners are drawing a line in the sand and now county leaders are scrambling to gather hundreds of signatures.
Mikey Moore is enjoying his first trip to Pinellas County’s beaches. He says the water wowed him, but the sand in some areas didn’t.
“I finally saw the beach and I was OK this is pretty small. This is not very big,” he said.
With every wave, our prized beaches continue to erode.
“I think having more sand and widening the beach would be great,” Moore said with a smile.
That’s where beach renourishment projects come in, pumping enough sand to fill several football fields from just offshore onto our sandy shores.