Beach Nourishment Progress Update for April 18

Mote Marine Laboratory sea turtle biologists have begun monitoring the beach for crawls, nests and sea turtles that may have arrived in the beach nourishment work zone overnight.
April 18, 2016 | Mote Marine Laboratory sea turtle biologists have begun monitoring the beach for crawls, nests and sea turtles that may have arrived in the beach nourishment work zone overnight. Sea turtle nests that are found in work areas will be relocated to safe areas of the beach where no construction activity will disturb them.  Sea turtle monitoring will continue throughout the project.
As of today, more than 1,700 truckloads of sand have been delivered from the mine in Immokalee for placement on the beach south of the Islander Club, in the vicinity of the Aria, Villa di Lancia, and En Provence Condominiums. Work in this segment is approximately 60 percent complete.
After work is completed in this segment, truck haul operations will shift to the Atlas Street public beach access at 4795 Gulf of Mexico Drive. The truck haul operates 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with sand hauling trucks traversing the beach in both directions, escorted by ATV for safety. Please pardon the interruption while we work to enhance the beach.