Photo Gallery

Blind Pass Project

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Blind Pass closed - 2002

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Blind Pass reopened - 2008

Blind Pass 2010

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Shoaling on Sanibel side of Blind Pass

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Shoaling at Blind Pass Bridge

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Best Florida Gulf Coast Beach

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March 2013: The five CEPD Commissioners with the Best Florida Gulf Coast Beach Award

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Jim Boyle accepts award on behalf of CEPD at American Shore and Beach Preservation Association meeting in February 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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Special Meeting - April 10, 2013

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The audience gathers. More seats were needed.

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Commissioner Dave Jensen brings in more chairs.

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The audience listens to Chairman Jim Boyle (not pictured) open the meeting.

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CEPD Administrator Kathy Rooker presents information on CEPD's upcoming project.

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2013 Renourishment Project

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1. Pipe anchored off Boca Grande waiting to be transported to Captiva

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2. The first equipment being delivered to the staging area at the Alison Hagerup Beach parking lot

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4. Bulldozer bringing pipe to the beach

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3. Tug towing pipe to beach

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7. Dredge vacuuming sand into hold

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10. Sand being pumped onto the beach

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12. Bulldozers spreading the freshly pumped sand. The survey vehicle is in the background.

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6. Submerged pipeline exits from it 2.5 mile journey from the booster pump

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5. Ready to fit shore pipe to exiting submerged pipeline

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14. Newly renourished beach meets existing beach

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9. The CRAB (Coastal Research Amphibious Buggy). It surveys the depth of the sand to determine where new sand should be placed.

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8. The booster pump "Jessie." Dredges do not have enough power to pump the sand through the 2.5 miles of submerged pipeline without assistance

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11. A bulldozer spreads the newly pumped sand according to specifications determined by the CRAB

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14. A newly renourished section at the foot of Chapin Lane

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15. Beachgoers enjoy the new wider beach

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17. Everyone enjoy a beautiful sunset on a wide beach

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16. A couple enjoys the sunset on their portion of the beach

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13. Work continued 24 hours a day, seven days a week

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