3109 E Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
If you love Broward County’s beautiful beaches, then please come out and show your gratitude on Saturday, March 4th at 11 a.m. for a community beach photo shoot on Fort Lauderdale Beach across the street from Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Join Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca as he brings together thankful residents from Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and Pompano Beach, visitors, business owners, hospitality industry representatives and community leaders for an aerial photo taken from above the beach using drone photography.
“We are holding this event to thank our local, state and federal legislative partners for their investment and support in funding the recently completed Segment II Beach Renourishment and Shore Protection Project at a shared cost of $55-million. We are going to send them this photo to show our appreciation and encourage continued dedicated funding to preserve and restore our beaches, save the shoreline and protect our environment,” said Commissioner LaMarca.
***PARKING IS LIMITED! Free transportation provided by Sun-Trolley will be available to transport residents of Pompano Beach and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea to Fort Lauderdale for the group photo session. ***
DATE: Saturday, March 4th / Rain Date: Saturday, March 18th
TIME: 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale Beach, across from Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.
Some 750,000 cubic yards of sand has been delivered to the beaches through three separate access points (one in each city) and distributed over 4.9 miles of beach. The purpose of the Segment II project is to reconstruct areas of eroded beach and increase storm protection. The beach renourishment project widens a beach and advances the shoreline seaward.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to reimburse approxiamately $30 million, more than half the cost of the overall project. The State of Florida has paid $11.4 million and Broward County and the three cities in the Segment II project will split the remaining 25% of the cost (67% County & 33% Cities.)
Broward’s award winning beaches enhance the quality of life for residents and are vital to our robust tourism industry. It’s estimated at more than 60-percent of Broward County’s visitors come to the beach during their stay, spending an estimated $13-billion dollars annually.
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