Water-Related News

Beach renourishment project to help restore coastline on Captiva Island

CAPTIVA ISLAND, Fla. — Every year the beaches change with the tide, and over time they need a boost.

“Naturally beaches erode,” Coastal Restoration & Modeling Program Manager Nicole Sharp said, “and beach renourishment is a way of restoring our coastline back to conditions such as prior to hurricanes or natural erosion events.”

You can see the latest beach renourishment project from the shore, but we got an even closer look on Thursday. An off-shore dredge collects sand from underwater and pumps it onto the beach.