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Feb 3, 2023

A Beach Nourishment Project on San Pedro

Speaking about climate change, today a News Five team was in San Pedro and came across a Beach Nourishment Project by the town council. It is a natural process of beach restoration that Mayor Wally Nunez says is being undertaken along the east coast of the island that has been experience the effects of climate change and erosion.


Wally Nunez

Wally Nunez, Mayor, San Pedro Town

“If you go by the high school in front of the high school so we can show and prove how this plan is going to work by constructing the beach berms and the areas where you can grow a beach and it has proven to work. We have done in two areas; in front of the high school and in front of Fido’s. Well it used to be called Fido’s; now it is Black Pearl Restaurant. And it has proven to be working. It is more of a nature based solution to the issue we have been having with erosion and climate change. The Beach Nourishment Project is going to show us exactly where the sand is moving to once you put sand in certain areas and where we can do artisanal dredging so that we don’t have to use heavy equipment to do the actual dredging.”


Duane Moody

“So it is like a beach reclamation that is taking place?”


Wally Nunez

“It is a beach reclamation in a slower pace and in a more sustainable manner that we can show that we are doing it more naturally.”

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