Future of Florida’s Beaches at FAU ‘Surfing Florida’ Exhibition
Thursday, May 3 at 8 p. m. in the Performing Arts Building, room 101, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.
On the evening of May 3rd at 8 PM, there is an event at FAU that may be of interest to you. It is part a Surfing Florida exhibit at the University Galleries. There will be a lecture/panel discussion about surfing activism that addresses environmental and beach access components. Included will be the Surfrider Foundation’s Reach 8 beach renourishment victory and other threats to surfing and the ocean. Also the Reef Rescue graphic, “surf the sewer” from their successful outfall closure legislation and discussion about the recent legislative attempt to derail the outfall closure statute.
The panel discussion will address:
Beach Access Threats:
Government regulation –
Town of Palm Beach surfing ban and the Florida Supreme Court ruling, Bal Harbor taking of state public parking for private use,
Lake Worth Pier dusk closing attempt, Florida Panhandle private lands ruling, Ponte Vedra public access giveaway to private owners.
Pier Wars; Juno Beach, Lake Worth, Sun Glow Pier, Flagler Beach, Sebastian Inlet, etc.
Coastal Construction – Town of Palm Beach (Reach 8) legal victory,
Singer Island Breakwaters project victory.
Ocean Sewage Disposal – Reef Rescue’s successful battle which caused Florida to require closure of five South Florida sewage ocean outfall disposal pipes.
Surfrider Foundation challenge of sewage injection wells.
Cruise Ship near-shore sewage dumping.
Connection of sewage dumping to beach closures, harmful algae blooms, jellyfish blooms and resultant surfing impacts.