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Beach Nourishment Progress Update for July 12
Posted Date:
7/12/2016
The final truckloads of sand for the Central Key beach nourishment project should be delivered this week.
The final truckloads of sand for the Central Key beach nourishment project should be delivered this week.

The contractor will deliver the final loads of sand near the access point at Gulfshore/Buttonwood Cove (3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive) by Wednesday or Thursday, and then will spend a week or two removing equipment and restoring the beach access.

As of July 11, nearly 300,000 tons of sand had been delivered by truck to Longboat Key since the project started in April. Almost 98 percent of the total truck tonnage has been delivered.

Mote Marine Laboratory sea turtle biologists have documented 876 sea turtle nests on Longboat Key, which is a record season for the island. One hundred thirty-eight nests have been relocated from construction areas to safe areas of the beach where construction activity will not disturb the nests. At least 20 nests have hatched, and the hatchlings reached Gulf waters.

Personnel from Sauers Environmental Management continue to monitor for shorebirds, which are mating and nesting along the Longboat Key shoreline.

Generally, the truck haul operates 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with sand hauling trucks traversing the beach in both directions, escorted by ATV for safety. Please pardon the interruption while we work to enhance the beach.

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