October 27, 2008

Bring on the Sand...Carolina & Kure Beach Receive $3.5M in Federal Beach Renourishment Funds

Beaches get $9 million in federal funds to pump sand
Wilmington Star
October 27, 2008

Several area beaches have received $9 million from the federal government to help pay for renourishment projects scheduled for 2010.

Officials said the funding, announced Monday, ensures four beaches get the renourishment work they need to withstand future storms and continue to provide recreation for residents and tourists...

The funding covers the federal share, or 65 percent, of planned renourishment projects. The remaining money must come from state and local governments, officials said.

On Monday, McIntyre announced $3 million for Wrightsville Beach, $2.5 million for Ocean Isle Beach and a combined $3.5 million for Carolina Beach and Kure Beach.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USACE, will plan the projects during the coming year, and the beach renourishment is expected to start in November 2009...

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So you see, there is no need to frown, there will be plenty of sand in the coming years to bury oneself. Or if you prefer, bring along a friend for support.

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