Corps requests Vilano Beach residents to remove temporary items from dunes

Published March 25, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, requests that homeowners and residents in the Vilano Beach area assist in the success of the recent St. Johns County beach renourishment project.

The Corps requests that residents remove temporary furniture, athletic equipment and similar items from the top and seaward sections of their dunes as workers plant vegetation in the restored areas to strengthen them, enhancing the resilience of the recent beach protection project.

Beach and patio furniture, volleyball nets, temporary fencing and similar seasonal amenities make it difficult or impossible for workers to effectively carry out their planting missions.

This does not apply to walkovers or similar, fixed items. Again, vegetation will be planted along the top and seaward sides of the dunes only. Homeowners and residents are kindly requested to temporarily remove them in advance of the scheduled vegetation planting at their specific locations.

Planting will be ongoing, seven days a week, progressing from north to south along Vilano Beach and is planned to be complete by the end of April.

The Corps requests that residents kindly refer to the maps and schedules of the dune planting program and temporarily remove their items in advance. They may of course be brought out on the dunes once planting is complete.

Bear in mind that progress maps indicate latest projected locations and dates. The actual schedule may change due to unforeseeable weather, personnel or other issues. Maps will be updated weekly at The public are requested to check back for the latest information.

Please enjoy the great, coastal Florida outdoors while helping the Corps make the most of this important piece of its shore protection project.

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David Ruderman

Release no. 21-020