November 12, 2014
Some popular Collier County beaches are getting a $2.7 million make-over. On Monday, trucks began hauling sand from Stewart Mine in Immokalee to three unloading stations at 17th Avenue South, 3rd Avenue North and Lowdermilk Park. The nearly 79-ton sand replacement project is in response to beach erosion caused by Tropical Storm Debbie, which hit the coast in late June of 2012. The funding for the project comes from FEMA.
November 9, 2014
A new Collier beach renourishment project begins Monday, but the trucks will take a different route than last time. The $2.5 million project is smaller than the county’s 2013 project and trucks carrying sand from an inland mine will avoid a congested stretch of Corkscrew Road.
October 28, 2014
On October 28, 2014 the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved the Naples Beach Renourishment Project. Contract 14-6354 was awarded to Phillips and Jordan, Inc. to provide and haul sand to the Naples Beach. Stewart Mining in Immokalee will provide sand for this project which is currently being stockpiled.
September 27, 2014
Collier County is set to begin another, smaller, beach renourishment project in November using truck hauls from an inland sand mine. The work will patch sections of beach washed away when Tropical Storm Debby passed Southwest Florida June 2012.
January 31, 2014
The coast is clear at Collier County beaches with the final renourishment project of the winter completed at Pelican Bay. “We’ve finished. The (sand) hauling was completed Tuesday,” said Gary McAlpin, director of Collier County government’s Coastal Zone Management office.
January 30, 2014
I am extremely proud that the 2013 beach renourishment was completed ahead of schedule, on budget, and without any major issues. The Vanderbilt Beach sector began on October 14th and was completed on November 14th with delivery of 89,927 tons. The Park Shore sector began on October 16th and was completed on December 6th with 122,500 tons delivered.
November 1, 2013
On September 10, 2013 the Board of County Commissioner approved the Collier County Beach Renourishment Project for contractors to perform the upcoming beach renourishment work. The contract includes Vanderbilt and Pelican Bay beaches and Park Shore and Naples Portion of this project. Stewart Mining in Immokalee will provide sand for this project which is currently being stockpiled.
October 30, 2013
After months of controversy, a popular Naples waterway is finally being dredged. Big storms — mostly from last year — filled Doctors Pass with sand, making water so shallow it’s dangerous for boaters. “It was actually inoperable is what it amounts to. It was a safety hazard as well as an inconvenience,” said Jerry Watkins, a Naples boater and resident.
September 10, 2013
On September 10, 2013 the Board of County Commissioner (BCC) approved the Collier County Beach Renourishment Project for staff recommendation of two (2) truck haul/placement contractors to perform the upcoming beach renourishment work (BCC Executive Summary).
July 17, 2013
Nick Stewart already has an empty spot picked out to stockpile the sand he plans to make for truck haulers to deliver to Naples beaches. It’s in a corner of the white sandy production area at the Stewart Mine north of Immokalee, where crews put tons of sand in towering piles every day for everything from building roads to maintaining golf courses.