2007 Monitoring Report
In the summer of 2002, a 2.0 Mcy (million cubic yards) beach renourishment project was constructed along the southernmost oceanfront shoreline segment of Amelia Island, between R-60 and R-79.5. The project included the Amelia Island State Park as well as privately owned properties located north of the park. The FDEP Joint Coastal Permit for that project was 0187721-001-JC, Nassau County.

Approximately one year following completion of the Phase I Beach Fill, permits for a Phase II Structural Stabilization project were issued by the FDEP Joint Coastal Permit 0187721-002-JC and 003-EM). Three rock structures were permitted with the intention of a.) stabilizing the severely eroded Park oceanfront shoreline at a more seaward position for purposes of restoring recreational beach and protecting a unique maritime forest and related Sea Island ecosystem; b.) increasing the overall performance (i.e. longevity) of the 3.5 mile beach restoration project and in particular the Park shoreline segment lying in close proximity to Nassau Sound; and c.) to assist in fostering the stability of the Park east-west shoreline which borders a relatively deep Nassau Sound marginal tidal channel.

The project co-sponsors for both Phases of shoreline stabilization were the Florida Park Serve (FPS), FDEP and the South Amelia Island Shore Stabilization Association (SAISSA) Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSBU). As such, the multi-phase project constitutes a unique State/Private (local) partnership involving varying types of ownership for the southernmost 3.5 miles of South Amelia Island oceanfront shoreline.

Here is the report in its entirety.

2007 Monitoring Report