Beach Maintenance

Beach Raking The town of Carolina Beach, NC obtained a state permit to rake the beach twice a year outside of Sea Turtle nesting season. Photo: Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines.

At resorts, beaches are often carefully raked and cleaned (Gold Coast Australia, Los Angeles, CA, Ocean City, MD) and even sprayed – a process, which is probably as damaging to the beach fauna and flora as beach nourishment. There is a need for documentation and publicity about this process. Is there an environmentally sound way to clean a beach (like manual cleanup)?


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Dealing with Beach Erosion; Maintenance, Monitoring Program Eyed; AL

Since a $50,000 beach repair emergency project was completed last July, a large chunk of beach has eroded and the council will soon consider implementing a beach monitoring and maintenance program.

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Médano Blanco Coastal Dunes, Argentina

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Narrow cordons of coastal dunes stretch for hundreds of kilometers along this part of Argentina’s coast. The Médano Blanco is not far from the arid and windy borderlands with Patagonia, one of the windiest places on Earth.

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A Feast Interrupted

Every few days, in some places as often as twice a day, tractors roll along a hundred miles or so of sandy beaches in southern California, changing rich coastal habitats into barren plains of unstable sand.

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Dealing with Beach Erosion; Maintenance, Monitoring Program Eyed; AL

March 17th, 2015

Since a $50,000 beach repair emergency project was completed last July, a large chunk of beach has eroded and the council will soon consider implementing a beach monitoring and maintenance program.

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Médano Blanco Coastal Dunes, Argentina

white-dunes-argentina

March 10th, 2011

Narrow cordons of coastal dunes stretch for hundreds of kilometers along this part of Argentina’s coast. The Médano Blanco is not far from the arid and windy borderlands with Patagonia, one of the windiest places on Earth.

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A Feast Interrupted

June 4th, 2010

Every few days, in some places as often as twice a day, tractors roll along a hundred miles or so of sandy beaches in southern California, changing rich coastal habitats into barren plains of unstable sand.

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