USACE announces posting of the Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida, Project FONSI and draft EA for public review, comment

USACE Jacksonville
Published May 9, 2024
Updated: May 6, 2024
Fort Pierce Shore Protection Project Area circled in red

Fort Pierce Shore Protection Project Area circled in red

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, announces the availability of a proposed Finding of No Significant Impact, draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and associated appendices for the periodic beach and dune renourishment along 7,000 feet of shoreline extending southward from Fort Pierce Inlet’s south jetty between Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Range-monuments R-34 and R-41.

Placement of sand includes a feeder beach design, which will distribute sand downdrift to provide storm damage reduction benefits for the R-41 to R-46.6 beach segment. The sand source for the project is an offshore sand borrow area, Capron Shoal, located approximately 4 miles from the project site.

In addition to beach nourishment, the preferred alternative includes construction of shoreline stabilization structures at the project’s north end (R-34 to R-37) to address severe non-uniform erosion rates. These structures will include five T-head groins within 1,570 feet of the south jetty, a T- head weir approximately 1,800 feet from the south jetty, and a detached breakwater approximately 2,070 feet from the south jetty.

Additional details of the preferred alternative are available for public review and comment in the draft EA, which may be found on the Jacksonville District’s environmental documents website:

On that page, scroll down to click the “+” next to St. Lucie (second from the bottom) to open that section and find the documents dated 6 May 2024.

Comments must be received by close of business June 6, 2024, for consideration.

Comments may be submitted for review and consideration via email to or via U.S. Postal Service to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Planning Division
ATTN: Jackson Hooten
701 San Marco Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL  32207                                                                                                             

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David Ruderman

Release no. 24-026