Coastal Care

Our mission is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.

Category: Beach Nourishment

Study to deter Maui beach erosion finds offshore sand

Study to deter Maui beach erosion finds offshore sand

300,000 cubic yards of sand have been discovered off Kahana Bay in April, and this offshore sand is intended to be dredged to re-nourish eroding beaches in west Maui.

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Danger in the sand: Miami beach votes to secure control over sand

Danger in the sand: Miami beach votes to secure control over sand

The City of Miami Beach voted to secure some control over the donation of sand to its beaches- which are owned by the state of Florida.

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Where’s all the sand in La Jolla? CA

Where’s all the sand in La Jolla? CA

La Jolla beaches in Southern California, present an erosion level that has surprised residents and visitors this spring.

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Green group questions beach renourishment costs, environmental effects

Green group questions beach renourishment costs, environmental effects

A local environmental group is questioning the need to spend millions of taxpayer dollars for beach renourishment work.

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Study: Sand nourishment linked to fewer marine life

Study: Sand nourishment linked to fewer marine life

UC San Diego biologists who examined the biological impact of replenishing eroded beaches with offshore sand found that such beach replenishment efforts could have long-term negative impacts on coastal ecosystems.

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Hawaii bill to restore Waikiki Beach

Hawaii bill to restore Waikiki Beach

Despite being one of Hawaii’s most iconic beaches, many visitors don’t know Waikiki Beach is actually an engineered beach that has been filled with imported sand. Waikiki has been facing erosion problems for years, and Hawaii lawmakers are pushing a bill to restore it…again. The state estimates that approximately 300,000 cubic yards of sand have been imported to Waikiki beaches over the past 75 years, often mined from other beaches in the state.

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Is there enough sand to go around?

Is there enough sand to go around?

The sand we spread our towels on in visits to the Delaware beach towns was once at the bottom of the sea, before engineers pumped it onto the shoreline in a wave of beach replenishment projects.

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Fairhope continues to fight beach erosion, AL

Fairhope continues to fight beach erosion, AL

After a major beach replenishment effort in 2014, the city of Fairhope continues to fight erosion problems. The beach near the Pier Street boat ramp is losing about 10 percent of its sand each year. For the second year in a row, tons of sand have been lost at the public beach south of Pier Street. It’s an ongoing battle with Mother Nature.

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Coastal erosion needs our attention

Coastal erosion needs our attention

65 acres of Massachusetts coastline is carried away every year by raging storms and rising seas. That’s not a problem unless we build a house on the beach. Today, 40 percent of the commonwealth’s 1,500-mile shoreline is residentially occupied.

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