The Apollo Beach Waterway Improvement Group (ABWIG) is a volunteer organization that was created 15 years ago to dredge Apollo Beach’s main channels. Since then, sediment deposits and the natural tides have decreased the depth of our channels considerably. Consequently, the time has come once again for us to join together to work toward the preservation of our waterways.
As you may already know, ABWIG has already obtained the required permits and has been working toward developing a “Request for Proposal” (RFP) to facilitate dredging.
Specifically, ABWIG intends to have three areas in Apollo Beach dredged:
- The North Channel, adjacent to TECO
- The South Channel, from Bal Harbor going in to Symphony Isles and Mira Bay
- The Main Channel, south of Andalucia
Most important is the task of raising the needed funds! A small group of ABWIG volunteers have already raised approximately $90,000 in a very short amount of time. However, much more is needed if we are to successfully undertake this very challenging project. Therefore, it is essential that you get involved and support your community.
You can make a financial donation, get personally active by volunteering your time and talent, or do both!