Surfrider Foundation has worked on the issue of beach replenishment since the late 1990’s. Along with groups like SEA we have slowly but surely educated the public and decision makers about the problems associated with beach replenishment.
One of the best articles to describe beachfill Beachapedia.org, a great source of information on all things coastal. The problems with replenishment are located in the “Costs of Beachfill” section of this article. Many newspaper and other articles are linked there, but often they are in the numbered footnotes. You can click the footnote or go to that section to read the full original article.
In addition you will find that beachfill also leads to:
- – More dangerous swimming conditions and injuries to bathers after replenishment
- – Poor quality sand impacting the environment, wildlife and aesthetics
- – Negative Impacts on Marine Life
The New York District of the Army Corps of Engineers is finally considering alternative designs and actually pumping some beaches differently and some beaches differently based on what we have taught them.
Please visit Beach Replenishment for more information on Beach Access and Beach Replenishment.