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Hurricane Matthew Emergency Sand Placement 
In October, Hurricane Matthew passed by our coastline and the combination of large waves and storm surge caused significant damage to many dunes and left some structures at immediate risk.  At their Board meeting on November 15, 2016, the Board of County Commissioners approved emergency sand placement in the South Beaches between 3425 S. Highway A1A and 9515 S. Highway A1A. 

The sand placement began January 23, 2017 and work to date has progressed in a southerly direction to 6965 S. Highway A1A.  During the week of March 11th, sand placement activity will continue south to 7845 S. Highway A1A.  This section of the project should be completed by Saturday, March 20th. 

The volume of sand placed will be approximately the same amount that was lost during Hurricane Matthew.  Care will be taken during sand placement to ensure that no existing vegetation is damaged or buried.  In late March, workers will begin planting a 12' wide band of sea oats on the new sand.

The dune stabilization timeline will be updated with information more specific to each sand placement area as work progresses.  Weekly project updates will also be recorded on the BEACHES HOTLINE (321) 637-5374.

B​revard C​ounty's N​orth R​each W​ins
2014 B​est R​estored B​each A​ward

The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association has announced that Brevard County's North Reach is a winner of its 2014 Best Restored Beach Award.  The North Reach, which includes the Cities of Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach, extends 9.4 miles between Jetty Park and Patrick AFB.  Restoration efforts on the once highly eroded beaches have exceeded expectations in the face of extraordinary storm events and helped turn a shoreline of seawalls and rock revetments into one of wide beaches and flourishing dunes.  Recovery projects implemented in 2005 and 2014 have helped sustain the integrity of the project initially begun in the fall of 2000.  The estimated annual $1.6 billion economic impact by Brevard's beach related tourism greatly exceeds the restoration costs.


Natural Resources Beach Management - North Reach before after
Before and after construction of the North Reach Shore Protection Project, Cocoa Beach

The Brevard County Beach Management Program administers several beach restoration projects that place beach quality sand and native dune vegetation along the Atlantic shoreline to protect upland property and maintain healthy beaches to be enjoyed by residents, tourists and wildlife.

Brevard County Natural Resources - Crowded BeachBecause healthy beaches are essential to Brevard’s tourism based economy, the Tourist Development Council has dedicated a portion of the bed tax (collected from hotels and motels) to fund the local cost share of most County beach management projects.

In addition to traditional beach projects, Brevard County continues to seek innovative technologies which may improve the function or cost effectiveness of future beach restoration projects.

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2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
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Viera, FL 32940

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