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DUCK KEY BREAKWATER RESTORATION

 

LETTER TO RESIDENTS FROM SFRC&D

 

ATTENTION : HOMEOWNERS OF DUCK KEY

February 5, 2001

 

The South Florida resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. (SFRC&D) in cooperation with Monroe County, the Florida Department of Community Affairs and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service are beginning a project to restore the breakwater of Duck Key. The prime contractor for the project is Subaqueous Services Inc. of Ft Lauderdale, Fl. Blue Water Engineering and design of Tavernier, FL is providing construction management and inspection.

 Reconstruction will begin simultaneously on the portion of the breakwater closest to the marina and near the main ocean channel entrance. Initially, dead and exotic vegetation will be removed from the breakwater. The project will primarily consist of armoring the breakwater with large boulders. The boulders will be transported to the breakwater by barge. there will be some dredging of the canal in order to maintain safe navigate n.

 During the construction phase, which will last several months. it will be necessary for barges to negotiate the canal and may present an obstruction to boaters. Boaters should either notify the Dockmaster or contact the onsite field inspectors working for Blue Water Engineering. Onsite field inspectors and work vessels will monitor vhf channel 10 for hailing.

 It will be necessary for boats moored in the canal to be temporarily moved during construction in order for construction barges to negotiate the c anal. Field inspectors will notify each boat owner in advance of construction near the mooring site. Your cooperation is appreciated.

 Please direct any questions or concerns about the construction phase of this project to the site field inspectors listed below:

 Mark Willis 305-522-64557 Terry Weber 305-522-0332 or Project Field Supervisor, Jack Willis 305-522-6459

 For more information about the project please contact SFRC&D at 305-249-4319, via e-mail at ggarvey@sfrcd.org or stop by our office located at SW 288th Street, Suite 304 Community Plaza, Homestead, FL 33033.

 

 

 

Diagram shows canal, existing mandrove plantings, and steel rods drilled into hard bottom for holding grouted boulders in place.

 

Breakwater Newsletter Item 1998

 

Barge at work clearing canal and restoring breakwater. April / 2001 

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