South Beach Renourishment Plan Makes Progress (USA)

The Collier County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved spending $2 million for the Marco Island’s South Beach renourishment project.

According to, the project includes:

• Adding at least 77,000 cubic yards of sand;

• Extending the beach about 80 feet into the Gulf of Mexico;

• Repairing five erosion-prevention structures known as T-groins.

“It qualifies as a critically eroded area according to the state of Florida,Nancy Richie, city environmental specialist, said. “There are three breakwaters offshore and two jetties. They are not functioning.

“They’ve not been maintained probably since they’ve were installed,” said Richie. “These need to be refurbished.”

The beach in the project area should extend to the end of the jetties that sit behind Club Marco.


Dredging Today Staff, May 24, 2012;