The Apollo Beach Waterway Improvement Group and Hillsborough County Parks and Land Management channel dredging and beach restoration project is moving along very well. Although we are all pleased with the progress, we still have more work to do. Once the channel dredging is completed, hopefully in the next month, we will be placing new channel marks and lights. The bill for this work is $4,500, so we need to continue raising money. If you are pleased with what you see in the video and want to help us continue the efforts to “bring the beach back” to Apollo Beach and make the channels safe for navigation, please donate. You can do so on the website (there is a donate button on the home page) or you can send us a check to PO box 3251 in Apollo Beach, 33572. Help us finish the project and bring this fantastic community project to a successful conclusion. Thanks to all!
Dredging will begin in the North Channel on Saturday, June 4th. Dredging will happen seven days a week.
Boaters notice: There can be absolutely no wake through the channel. Please be vigilant traversing the channel.
We thank you for your cooperation.
At long last, the Apollo Beach Nature Park beach re-nourishment and channel-dredging project has begun. After five-plus years of effort, the joint project between Hillsborough County and the Apollo Beach Waterway Improvement Group is moving forward. All of the organizers, supporters and volunteers dedicated to this effort are delighted to finally be in a position to share the latest details.
On Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m., ABWIG will hold a town hall meeting, open to the public, to provide information and answer to questions. The meeting will be at the Century 21 Beggins Enterprises office at 6542 U.S. 41 N.
ABWIG still needs to raise more funds to complete the beach restoration project, and will ask for contributions at the town hall meeting. Donations can be made through the ABWIG website: www.abwig.org. You can also send a check to ABWIG, P.O. Box 3251, Apollo Beach, FL 33572
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At long last, the Apollo Beach Nature Park beach re-nourishment and channel dredging project has begun!!! After 5+ years of effort, the joint project between Hillsborough County and the Apollo Beach Waterway Improvement Group is moving forward. All of the organizers and volunteers dedicated to this effort are delighted to finally be in a position to make this exciting announcement.
On Thursday, May 12th at 7 pm we will hold our next Town Hall Meeting to provide information and answer all of your questions. As usual, we will be meeting at the Century 21 Beggins Real Estate Office on Hwy 41. Commissioner Sandra Murman, Ross Dickerson; Hillsborough County Environmental Lands Manager, Forest Turbiville; Hillsborough County Director of Conservation and Land Management and Len Berkstresser; ABWIG President will present details. The meeting will be announced shortly and an agenda will be posted.
In the meantime, know that the ABNP is closed and you will see heavy equipment at the Park building the sand containment. Shortly thereafter, you will see the dredging begin in the North Channel. Please be vigilant as you traverse these channels as there will be working equipment and dredge pipes in place for the next several months. Be mindful of safe boating practices and keep your WAKES to a minimum!!!
A sunset to the West and a rainbow to the East
When: November 12th
Century 21 Beggins Realty Office on Hwy. 41
Please join us to hear Hillsborough County Commissioners Sandra Murman and Greg Horwedel, Environmental Land Manager Ross Dickerson and ABWIG president Len Berkstresser update the community on the dredging and beach renourishment project.