Palm Beach Mid-Town Dredge Project, A Video

A Reef Rescue Video, Published on Youtube January 31st, 2015.


” Beach nourishment projects like this have become commonplace along the US East and Gulf Coasts. These projects have immediate environmental impacts through burial of nearshore habitat and increased turbidity during project placement.

The cumulative environmental impacts of doing this repeatedly on the same beach while conducting projects from Maine to Texas is unknown.

But, we should be concerned. ”

Robert S. Young, PhD, Director, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, Professor, Coastal Geology, Western Carolina University