beach erosion http://wlrn.org en Help Miami-Dade Find New Sources Of Sand http://wlrn.org/post/help-miami-dade-find-new-sources-sand <p>Miami-Dade County needs new sources of sand for its beaches.</p><p>The Army Corps of Engineers says Miami-Dade is running out of offshore supplies and the county is looking for new places to harvest sand.</p><p>The corps is holding public meetings every day this week starting in Miami Beach this evening. Meetings will be held in Palm Beach and Broward counties Tuesday and Thursday. &nbsp;</p><p>The corps is already considering a couple of different places Miami-Dade can get more sand from such as upland sources and federal and state waters in Southeast Florida.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 18917 at http://wlrn.org Help Miami-Dade Find New Sources Of Sand Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins: Here's How To See Them In Action http://wlrn.org/post/sea-turtle-nesting-season-begins-heres-how-see-them-action <p>Sea turtle nesting season is off and crawling this year with the first reported sea turtle nest in Boca Raton. The nest, made by a leatherback turtle, was recorded on Sunday morning in South Beach Park by Marine Turtle Specialists with the <a href="http://www.gumbolimbo.org/Sea-Turtle-Research" target="_blank">Boca Raton Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program</a> based out of Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:02:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 12213 at http://wlrn.org Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins: Here's How To See Them In Action Hurricane Sandy Erosion Will Impact Florida's Sea Turtle Nesting Season http://wlrn.org/post/hurricane-sandy-erosion-will-impact-floridas-sea-turtle-nesting-season <p>South Florida's beaches in late spring through much of the fall resemble something of a crime scene, or rather, dozens of miniature crime scenes. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brightly colored caution tape and wooden stakes can be found scattered throughout the sand, sectioning off areas where sea turtles have left the water to build nests. </span></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9658 at http://wlrn.org Hurricane Sandy Erosion Will Impact Florida's Sea Turtle Nesting Season Sea Walls Designed To Save Beaches May Actually Speed Up Erosion http://wlrn.org/post/sea-walls-designed-save-beaches-may-actually-speed-erosion <p>The beach is emblematic of Florida life, so it computes that waterside residents in Palm Beach County are scrambling to find ways to keep the beach from crumbling into the ocean. Unfortunately, proposed sea walls -- meant to slow the beach erosion widely seen throughout South Florida -- actually hasten the problem, according to some environmental groups and government officials.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:29:40 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9574 at http://wlrn.org Sea Walls Designed To Save Beaches May Actually Speed Up Erosion