Shoreline Taskforce analyzes dune erosion, beach nourishment data

first_img RelatedShoreline studies, beach parking top Task Force talksBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island Shoreline Task Force met on Monday, Aug. 22, to discuss a range of issues involving beach management, beach access and beach parking issues. UTRGV student intern Shelby Bessette presented a report on her thesis data concerning beach management…September 2, 2016In “News”Hill talks dune mitigation, beach nourishmentBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The SPI Shoreline Taskforce considered a pair of beach and dune permits, heard a report on shoreline projects, and created a subcommittee to explore the issue of shoreline restroom facilities during their Monday, April 23 meeting. Shoreline Management Director Brandon Hill provided the Taskforce…May 4, 2018In “News”Dune Hugger: To pee or not to pee?Special to the PRESS To pee or not to pee?  That is the question!  My sons often have to deal with this issue as do I and thousands of beach visitors to the City of South Padre Island every year.  My sons’ way of dealing with it?  They just pull…April 17, 2015In “News” By KEVIN RICHSpecial to the PRESSThe South Padre Island Shoreline Taskforce focused their discussions on updates of local studies of dune erosion and beach nourishment projects.First up, Shelby Bessette, a graduate student from UTRGV who is in the process of completing her student internship program, shared findings from the data she collected regarding the South Padre Island shoreline. She conducted surveys of people taken at different times of the year to determine their awareness and opinions about beach related issues.The survey results indicated that many people were aware of beach erosion and agreed with the benefits of beach restoration efforts. The surveys also indicated that many visitors to the beach on the Island feel that parking and public restrooms are currently inadequate. Evidence of dune erosion was also presented as well as recommendations on strategies to better protect and preserve the dunes.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Sharelast_img