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Palm Beach Island BMA Project


Aerial View of Palm Beach IslandWelcome to the Palm Beach Island Beach Management Agreement (BMA) Pilot Project  

In 2012, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of 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 whole.

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.

Download the Final BMA now!

The final BMA was executed on September 26, 2013.

BMA Updates

New! The First Annual Stakeholder Meeting was held in the Town of Palm Beach on December 4, 2014.  Please click on the “Meetings” tab to the right to see the meeting agenda and PowerPoint files for an overview of information presented at this meeting.

The Town of Palm Beach is pursuing three Individual Project Approvals:  The Mid-Town Nourishment, the Phipps / Reach 7 Interim Nourishment, and the Reach 8 Dune Project.

Individual Project Approval checklist items can be located on the Beaches Environmental Permitting website for the Town Palm Beach.

Please see the individual Project approval for the Mid-Town Nourishment, Phipps/Reach 7 Beach and Dune Restoration, and Reach 8 Dune Restoration.

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Last updated: January 06, 2015

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