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Commission grills beach engineer on groin performance

Commission grills beach engineer on groin performance

“There aren’t enough baffles in there. My feeling is that we should start with a lot of baffles and then reduce the number of baffles accordingly.”

September 27, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

North end awash in fear of sand loss

North end awash in fear of sand loss

Jaleski says that the sand placed around the groins after they were built has completely eroded leaving a “gaping space under the groins that does not deter the movement of sand off the north end beaches into the inlet.”

August 24, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

The art of constructing Longboat’s beach

The art of constructing Longboat’s beach

“It has been known for some time that groins are the only way for us to retain sand in that region.”

March 16, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

North end groin construction underway

North end groin construction underway

North end residents and visitors will notice the beach is busy with construction of two semi-permeable groins in the vicinity of the Broadway Beach Access. On Friday, Nov. 7, the public beach access was the site of cranes, front-end loaders, and other construction equipment that will begin on the pier-like groins that will jut into […]

November 11, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Pioneers!, Oh Pioneers!

Pioneers!, Oh Pioneers!

Do you know that the commission is ready to spend $25 million dollars of your tax dollars on a scheme proposed by people who stand to make millions on the project?

August 10, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Beaches — redux

Beaches — redux

What we all should know is that coastal engineering is indeed a serious discipline.

October 2, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

McClash fights to stop beach groins; Bullock responds

McClash fights to stop beach groins; Bullock responds

Are we destroying the beauty of the North end of Longboat Key or responsibly protecting residents and property? For Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash, the town and Manatee County are embarking too quickly on an inlet management plan that will install three groins on the north end of Longboat Key in an effort to stem costly erosion.

March 4, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

The negative impacts of groins

The negative impacts of groins

This photo of the newly restored North Shore beach was taken in September 2011 and shows the escarpment. CREDIT: Karen O’Dowd The following letter was written about the North Carolina shorelines: North Carolina law (G.S 113A-115.1) prohibits the use of groins — steel, rock or wood walls built perpendicular to the beach in order to trap […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat pushes for erosion fix

Longboat pushes for erosion fix

The Longboat Pass Management Plan, which addresses everything from the alignment of the channel separating Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key to the installation of groins and sand-retaining strategies, was discussed and debated Tuesday by the Longboat Key Town Commission and Manatee County officials.

February 18, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Longboat Beach plan going to bid

Longboat Beach plan going to bid

The end of an era. In a decision that marks a radical change from 14 years of consistently using Coastal Planning and Engineering (CP&E), the Town Commission is putting the beach management plan out to bid for 2012

November 5, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »