Welcome to the Palm Beach Island Beach
Management Agreement (BMA) Pilot Project
2012, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Beaches and Coastal Systems initiated a pilot project designed to
take a regional approach to permitting beach nourishment and inlet
management. Currently, the department’s beach nourishment efforts
are permitted on a project-by-project basis.
This pilot project includes about 15 miles of shoreline and
stretches across several public and private boundary lines from the
Lake Worth/Palm Beach Inlet to the South Lake Worth/Boynton Inlet in
Palm Beach County. The department will work with local governments
and other groups in a stakeholder-driven process to develop a
cooperative agreement to managing this stretch of shoreline, as a
Collaborative efforts among stakeholders will include identifying
beach nourishment and inlet management needs, cost-sharing
opportunities and permitting requirements for this beach region
rather than for a single beach project.
By taking a regional approach to restoration, DEP will improve
the effectiveness of its program and the health of our beaches by
focusing on areas where restoration will have the greatest
environmental benefit and the best chance of long-term success.
The final BMA was executed on September 26, 2013.
The Third Annual Stakeholder Meeting will be held in the Town of
Palm Beach on December 7, 2016.
The meeting will be held at the Town of Palm Beach Town Hall,
Council Chambers-Second Floor, 360 South County Road, Palm Beach,
Florida, 33480 from 1-3 pm. The stakeholder meeting is a public
meeting open to all interested parties. The meeting will provide an
overview of the Palm Beach Island BMA and will present the annual
monitoring data (physical, turtle, hardbottom) collected in the
third year of the BMA. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by
Lainie Edwards, Department of Environmental Protection via email
or phone: 850-245-7617.