The dredge, Pullen, in Longboat Pass pumping sand onto the North end beach.
September 27, 2016 | The dredge, Pullen, and its equipment mobilized to Longboat Pass on Friday, September 23, 2016. Dredging and beach fill operations in the area between North Shore Road and Broadway Street began Monday, September 26. Upon completion of the smaller fill segment south of North Shore Road, south of the concrete groin, operations will shift to an area south of Whitney Beach and proceed southward to Gulfside Road.
The New Pass dredge and sand fill operation placed a total of 234,000 cubic yards of sand from the Pass on the beach between L’Ambiance and Regent Place, Segment 5 on the project map. This volume includes approximately 19,000 cubic yards of material placed to restore sand lost due to Hurricane Hermine earlier this month. Final beach tilling and cleanup operations are expected to be completed in the next week. Dredging and sand placement on the North end is a twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week operation.
A South End emergency truck haul of sand from the Immokalee Sand Mine in Central Florida began Monday, September 26, 2016. Sand will be placed at the Longboat Key Club (Segment 6 on the project map). Regular truck deliveries of sand will be made for approximately three weeks. Truck hauling operations will occur Monday through Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
New Pass emergency truck haul operations began Monday, September 26.
All schedules are subject to weather conditions and are approximate.
Lights out for sea turtles! Turtle nesting season along Florida beaches begins May 1 and ends October 31. Through all of the beach nourishment activities, Mote Marine Laboratory sea turtle biologists have documented a Longboat Key record number of 1,185 sea turtle nests this season. 201 nests were relocated from the completed or upcoming construction areas to safe areas of the beach where construction will not disturb the nests. At least 534 nests hatched, and the hatchlings reached Gulf waters.
We appreciate your patience while we work to enhance the beach.