Shell Point Beach Restoration Project Awarded
MRD Associates, Inc. (MRD), teamed with Ecology and Environmental (E&E) and Preble Rish, Inc. (PRI), were recently awarded the Shell Point Beach Restoration Project (RFSOQBDC03-14/15) located in Wakulla County, FL. Funding was made available from the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) monies made available as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The project is to consist of a revitalization of the recreational beach by removing non-sensitive vegetation and debris, adding beach compatible sand, and planting native dune vegetation to reduce the transport of wind-blown sand while providing habitat and landscaping features. MRD will provide coastal engineering services related to beach nourishment design, project management, and construction and close-out phase services. E&E will provide environmental, permitting, GIS, and project monitoring services. PRI will provide surveying, cost estimating, scheduling, and construction phase services.