Beach Renourishment – Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park
WGI provided environmental services on this U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beach renourishment project. A large portion of the project was within the Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park so environmental compliance was particularly important. The project involved placing approximately 135,000 cubic yards of sand along 7.2 miles of critically eroded shoreline from the Port Everglades Inlet south along the State Park and along the beaches of Dania, Hollywood, and Hallendale.
Because the sand came from an upland source and had to be transported across the dunes to the beach, the project necessitated some temporary damage to dunes and coastal vegetation to provide beach access.
WGI conducted pre- and post-construction dune vegetation and tree inventories to assess impacts to the access areas, prepared a restoration plan with native coastal plant species to restore the affected areas to pre-construction conditions, and verified the restoration was satisfactory. WGI also provided daily migratory bird monitoring and bi-monthly surveys for endangered piping plovers.