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Palm Beach Island BMA Pilot Project

Welcome to the Palm Beach Island Beach Management Agreement (BMA) Pilot Project  

In 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 (click to see map). The department worked 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 to develop this agreement included 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.

Annual stakeholder meetings are held to provide a review of annual monitoring date, track progress of the BMA and update stakeholders about new BMA updates.

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BMA Updates

Please join us for the 5-year overview of the BMA, held on Thursday, December 10th from 10 am to 4 pm.  This is a public information-gathering forum to report on data collected to date through the BMA process and receive public comment on whether there is cause for the Agreement to be modified or terminated.

This will be a virtual meeting, hosted via Teams, at the meeting information listed below.

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 850-629-7330,,431680791#   United States, Tallahassee

Phone Conference ID: 431 680 791#

For questions on the meeting or to receive a personalized meeting invite, please contact Lainie Edwards.

Individual Project Approvals and checklist items are available on the Beaches Environmental Permitting website for the Town Palm Beach.

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November 9, 2020 - 3:03pm

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