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Come Say Thank You for Beautiful Broward Beaches
  
Sun-Trolley Pick-Up at Designated Locations
  
DATE: March 2, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Kimberly Maroe, Public Information Manager
Broward County Board of County Commissioners
PHONE: 954-357-8053
EMAIL: kmaroe@broward.org


BROWARD COUNTY, FL- Join Broward County as we celebrate Beautiful Broward Beaches Thank You Day on Saturday March, 4th at Fort Lauderdale Beach across from Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale beginning at 11 AM.

Participants will take part in a community photo shoot as they hoist banners overhead displaying "thank you" messages in appreciation of the Segment II Beach Renourishment and Shore Protection Project which brought 750,000 cubic yards of sand to nearly five miles of beach in Pompano Beach, Lauderdale by the Sea and Fort Lauderdale. Drone photography will capture the community event.

"It takes commitment and a big investment to renourish Broward County beaches. We are holding this event to thank our local, state and federal legislative partners who brought together the necessary resources and funding to make this $55-million project happen. We are going to send them this photo to show our appreciation and encourage continued dedicated funding to preserve and restore our beaches, save the shoreline and protect our environment," said Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca.

***PARKING IS LIMITED! Free transportation provided by Sun-Trolley

Sun-Trolley pick up:


Pompano Beach Pier from 10 AM to 10:15 AM

Lauderdale by the Sea City Hall from 10:30 AM to 10:45 AM

Departure from Fort Lauderdale Beach/Birch State Park at 12:15 PM with boarding at Noon

DATE: Saturday, March 4th / Rain Date: Saturday, March 18th

TIME: 11 AM

LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale Beach, across from Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.
(Gathering on beach at crosswalk at traffic light north of Sunrise Blvd and A-1-A)

The purpose of the Segment II project is to reconstruct areas of eroded beach and increase storm protection. The beach renourishment project widens a beach and advances the shoreline seaward.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to reimburse approximately $30 million, more than half the cost of the $55 million project. The State of Florida has paid $11.4 million and Broward County and the three cities in the Segment II project will split the remaining 25% of the cost (67% County & 33% Cities).

Broward's award winning beaches enhance the quality of life for residents and are vital to our robust tourism industry. It's estimated that more than 60 percent of Broward County's visitors come to the beach during their stay, spending an estimated $13 billion dollars annually.

You can find more information here on Facebook and on Twitter using #BeautifulBrowardBeaches.