Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Pumps 750,000 Cubic Yards of Sand on Captiva Beach
February 21st, 2014
CAPTIVA ISLAND, FLORIDA – February 21, 2014 – Aquatic Plants of Florida, Inc. completes the final components of a $19.5 million beach restoration project on Florida’s gulf coast, a result of Tropical Storm Debby in June 2012. The project sought to address serious erosion to Captiva’s popular beach attraction and coastal wildlife habitat.
A joint effort by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Captiva Erosion Prevention District, sought to rebuild preexisting dunes, which act as natural barriers against storm surges, protecting commercial and residential upland structures. Aquatic Plants installed nearly 320,000 coastal plants consisting of five species as well as post and rope accesses and signage to help protect the new plants.