Beaches and Structures 101

Beaches and Structures 101You are invited to attend a presentation called, Beaches & Structures, 101: An Intro to How Beaches Work by Dr. Kevin Bodge. The South Amelia Island Shore Stabilization Association (SAISSA) is pleased to announce a new series of informative presentations on beach related topics. Their objective is to provide an annual educational opportunity that will appeal to anyone living on or near a barrier island or with an interest in enjoying the wonderful recreational and aesthetic opportunities that our beaches afford.

The first informational program is with beach expert and Coastal Engineer, Dr. Kevin Bodget, with Olsen and Associates, Inc. Dr. Bodge has 25 years of coastal engineering experience and will discuss how beaches and beach structures work including the unique features of Amelia Island’s most important economic and natural resource.

Over the last four years, the City of Fernandina Beach, Duval County and the SAISSA property owners have collectively spent over $35 Million to nourish their beaches. This investment represents an important and significant community commitment to this economic and natural resource. Kevin’s knowledge and insight into this important issue is free of charge and the presentation is open to the public.

The program will be on Monday, February 27, at 3:00 PM in the Egret Room at the Racquet Park Conference Center at Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Parking is available with direct access off of A1A.

This talk will provide you with interesting and significant background on our beaches. If you are interested in Amelia’s unique environment you are encouraged to come learn about it from the experts!

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