Beaches
4:00 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Help Miami-Dade Find New Sources Of Sand

Miami-Dade County needs new sources of sand for its beaches.

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.

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.  

Sand near Collins Avenue and 55th Street in Miami Beach.
Sand near Collins Avenue and 55th Street in Miami Beach.
Credit Yahoo Images/Cejas.me

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.

It's also looking into areas deeper offshore, or even in other countries.

Each meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation and wrap up with a comment period from the public.

Here's the list of meeting locations:

Aug. 12 – City of Miami Beach Commission Chambers, 3rd floor, 1700 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach

Aug. 13 – Town of Palm Beach Council Chambers, 360 South County Rd., Palm Beach

Aug. 14 – Indian State River College, Wolfe Center Room, 2400 SE Salerno Rd., Stuart

Aug. 15 – Fort Lauderdale Beach Community Center, 3351 NE 33rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale

Aug. 16 – St. Lucie Co. Commission Chambers, Roger Poitras Administration Annex, 2300 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. 

The Corps has conducted a study on Florida's sand needs. 

Comments on the study may be submitted to Terri Jordan-Sellers at Terri.Jordan-Sellers@usace.army.mil or 904-232-1817.