Dune Enhancement, Vegetation Planting, Sand Fencing – TDC Seek’s Comments

by December 22, 2008 • 2 comments

The Bay County TDC is planning a dune enhancement project for Panama City Beach. This project is in the design phase, and the Bay County TDC is seeking comment on the design from the community. The TDC anticipates construction of the project in fall 2009, and project funding will originate from local bed tax dollars (beach nourishment fund) and a state cost-sharing grant.

In general, the project will include planting vegetation only for areas that have significant dunes, sufficient beach width, and/or existing sand fencing. In areas that lack a significant dune but have sufficient beach width, the project will include planting vegetation and constructing sand fencing.

The idea is to protect our beach against natural erosion and help beautify the very thing that makes our area so awesome.  We need to protect our sand dunes.

The draft plans for the dune vegetation and sand fencing project can be reviewed online by clicking here or a hard copy of the plans can be reviewed at the Bay County TDC at 17001 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32413.

These plans are preliminary and designed for comment from the Panama City Beach Gulf side property owners and the Bay County TDC. In particular, please contact the Bay County TDC at 850-233-5070 if you are a Gulf side property owner, and you do NOT desire vegetation planted and/or sand fencing constructed as proposed.

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1 Bobby Seay December 23, 2008 at 8:41 am

In your article about Dune Enhancement, you say the TDC is seeking comments. How to I go about giving my comments to the TDC?


2 Jason Koertge December 23, 2008 at 8:48 am

I would actually love to see comments here, but you can also contact the TDC directly at 850-233-5070.