State and Federal Funding for Beach Restoration Projects

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by Steve Aceti,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sand Rights '99: Bringing Back the Beaches

Abstract: California's beaches are an integral part of its culture and identity. The state's beaches are eroding at an alarming rate. Addressing this concern, CalCoast and CSBPA co-sponsored legislation to create the Public Beach Restoration Program within the Dept. of Boating and Waterways. The program would fund projects that replenish beaches artificially and restore the nature flow of sediment wherever possible.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Ecological restoration | Financing | Federal government | Beach nourishment | Erosion | Beaches | Legislation | Integrals | Water-based recreation | North America | California | United States

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