The St. Johns County shoreline. | News4JaxThe St. Johns County shoreline. | News4Jax
The St. Johns County shoreline. | News4Jax

St. Johns coastal residents concerned about erosion

Published on December 15, 2023 at 10:54 am

Frustrated St. Johns County residents are not happy about a stalled dune restoration project that was intended to help prevent erosion during storms.

Nor’easter-like conditions are expected to bring flooding and more dreaded beach erosion this weekend to coastline communities like Summer Haven.

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St. Johns County Emergency Management said in an address to residents that projects such as the Hurricane Ian/Nicole FEMA Dune Enhancement Project have “enhanced the dune system by adding sand at the seaward edge of the existing dune, creating a more uniform front to the dune system along the beaches.” But residents like John Gamble say the project hasn’t done much for the area where he’s been surfing for more than 50 years.

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author image Ariel Schiller joined the News4Jax team as an evening reporter in September 2023. She comes to Jacksonville from Tallahassee, where she worked at ABC27 as a weekend anchor/reporter for 10 months. Before that she worked in Macon, Georgia, for two years as a reporter and fill-in anchor for 41NBC. author image Aaron Farrar joins News4Jax as a weekend morning reporter, after working a year at WFXR in Roanoke, Virginia, as a morning news reporter and primary fill-in anchor. Before that, he spent two years as a multimedia journalist at WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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