The Problem

Ponte Vedra’s beach has lost a massive 2.5 million cubic yards of sand or 170,000 truckloads since the 1980s, and about 135 feet of width. This equates to about three feet of width from Ponte Vedra’s beach per year. Dorian compounded to this staggering loss of beach.

The dune system has been decimated and there is no protection against future hurricanes and other storms.

Ponte Vedra’s beach is now one of the only beaches in the entire state of Florida without a renourishment program despite being hit by three recent hurricanes.

There is now little public beach to enjoy at high tide. The loss of sea turtle habitat is also impacting the area’s endangered and threatened sea turtles.
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