FDEP Investigates Carlin Park Sand Quality

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has collected samples to determine if the sand used for the Carlin Park, Jupiter, FL, beach renourishment project is in compliance with FDEP permit requirements.

In correspondence to FDEP, Reef Rescue raised concerns that the quality of both the upland sourced truck haul sand and the dredged sand did not appear to meet project specific sand quality requirements.

The Carlin Park beach project, which started in November 2014, consists of two phases; one employing sand trucked from an upland source and the second, at the north end of the project, using dredged sand from offshore. FDEP is now awaiting the results of analysis.

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