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Jaime Herrera Beutler Applauds U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Permit for Sand on Eroding Beaches on Puget Island

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Washington, D.C., May 23, 2019 | comments
U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler applauded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) final approval for a 10-year permit to place dredged sand on the eroding beaches on Puget Island and Cape Horn. This permit comes after a years-long process with constant participation by Wahkiakum County commissioners, Herrera Beutler and other residents as they worked with the USACE to take this necessary step to stabilize the shorelines.
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U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler applauded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) final approval for a 10-year permit to place dredged sand on the eroding beaches on Puget Island and Cape Horn. This permit comes after a years-long process with constant participation by Wahkiakum County commissioners, Herrera Beutler and other residents as they worked with the USACE to take this necessary step to stabilize the shorelines.

“Puget Island and Cape Horn residents have waited a long time to hear the words ‘permit issued’ because of what it means to their safety and to the protection of their homes and property. This is welcome news after years of hard work and persistence by so many, and it was my honor to work with them to press the USACE to issue this formal approval. There is still work to do, and I remain ready to help until the shoreline is repaired and the job is done,” Herrera Beutler said.

As The Wahkiakum Eagle reported, “The purpose of the sand placement program is to protect eroding shorelines through beach nourishment. Most of the shorelines have not been stabilized with dredged sand in over a decade, and erosion has claimed significant frontage and threatened buildings.” 

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