New sand fencing installation is underway

Curious about the new posts along the beach?  

Now that the beach renourishment project has been completed, crews are installing new sand fencing at strategic locations to help trap windblown sand.  The fencing is fastened to the new posts.  You may also notice gaps in the fencing.  These gaps are “turtle breaks,” to allow nesting loggerhead sea turtles to crawl ashore and lay their eggs.  Turtle nesting season is May through October.

Stay off the dunes!  If you’re headed to the beach, stay on the marked beach accesses and paths.  Do not cut across the sand dunes, climb the dunes or allow children to play in the dunes.  It is illegal to damage or disturb the sand dunes and the sea grass.  Violations will result in a fine of up to $500 and/or 30 days in jail, upon conviction.