WaPo article on Florida beach sand. Lovely photos, but no maps. Some conclusions reflect a lack of research on the urgency of eed to protect Florida's huge coral reef, which stretches from the Dry Tortugas to Martin County, but stop there. Hence, coral reefs are not an issue for dredging north of Martin County.
When we enact the St. Augustine National Historical Park and National Seashore Act, we can plan how to preserve our beaches with National Park Service expertise, holding hearings, presenting alternatives to residents and Congress for discussion. There is no substitute.
Otherwise, we're just going to repeat the sordid environmental history of our state, which is one devastating blow to ecosystems after another.
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