Captiva Beach Renourishment

The beach renorishment project began this week.  CEPD (Captiva Erosion Prevention District) awarded a contract for $19.5 million for the replenishment of sand along the entire coastline of Captiva Island, from Redfish Pass to Blind Pass as well as the northern Sanibel coastline. The plan is to replenish the sand and rehabilitate the existing dunes. The project is very important since beaches are so integral to our local economy. The project was originally to be done with federal funds but the funds were pulled because of federal policies and regulations. The cost will be drawn from a combination of state, county and local funds.