The final BMA was executed on September 26, 2013.
Welcome to the Palm Beach Island Beach
Management Agreement (BMA) Pilot Project
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
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.
SAVE THE DATE!
First Annual Stakeholder Meeting will be held December 4,
2014 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. at The Town of Palm Beach Town
Hall; Council Chambers-Second Floor, 360 South County Road, Palm
Beach, Florida, 33480.
The stakeholder meeting is a public meeting open to all
interested parties. The meeting will provide an overview of
the BMA and will present the annual monitoring data (physical,
turtle, hardbottom) collected in the first year since issuance of
the BMA. Please mark your calendars to attend our first public
meeting since adoption of the BMA.
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.