Summary of Port, Waterway & Beach Commission Meeting

The Port, Waterway & Beach Commission met on February 10th to discuss a wide variety of topics affecting our area and CBIA association.

Topics discussed included:

Mason Inlet Relocation Project (MIRP)

• The maintenance event is underway with an estimated project completion of 20%.  Shallow Draft Inlet (SDI-5) Permitting

• The Biological Assessment is under formal consultation by the USFWS with a Biological Opinion anticipated in the March/April timeframe.

• Draft reasonable and prudent measures/terms and conditions have been evaluated by the SDI-5 contractor.

Carolina Beach CSDR Project, Beach Renourishment Evaluation Report (BRER).

• A stakeholders meeting was held on January 25th.

• The USACE awaits BRER funding from either the President’s FY17 Budget or the USACE’s FY16 workplan.

And more!

Beach Nourishment is Underway!

Beach nourishment is finally underway for much of Carolina Beach & Kure Beach. This much-needed sand will begin coming to our local beaches after several months of delays.
The beaches are being rebuilt by th U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through their coastal storm damage reduction projects, also known as beach nourishment, which occurs every three years for the two Pleasure Island beach towns. This cycle, which cost $12.3 million dollars total (65 percent of which is paid using federal dollars, with the remaining 35 percent split between local governments) was originally scheduled to start in November.

What do you think about these changes?

Join us at the 2nd Annual CBIA Chowder Cook-off!

Save the date: January 23rd CBIA will host our 2nd annual Chowder Cook-off! All proceeds to benefit the Carolina Beach Inlet Association. Bring your best seafood chowder & have some fun! We can’t wait to see everyone there and taste all of your amazing creations! Spread the word!

More information here.

What is our purpose?

CBIA wants inform the community about issues surrounding the Inlet. We also hope to schieve the following:

Raising of Funds
To coordinate the raising of funds for the long range dredging, Maintenance, and maintaining safety for commercial, pleasure, emergency traffic through Carolina Beach Inlet for city, county, federal and any other source.

Inform & Educate
To inform and educate the public and governments of the economics and benefits of keeping Carolina Beach Inlet dredged and maintained for safety.

Strong Voice
To provide a united and strong voice to any municipal, governmental, or other regulatory or rulemaking body.

Ready to join us? Learn more here.