Jamestown Beach Grant Helps Restore Shoreline
March 24, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alex Holloway, Park Operations Coordinator
Phone: (757) 259-5413
Veda McMullen, Communications Coordinator
Phone: (757) 259-5415
James City County’s Jamestown Beach Park, located at 2205 Jamestown Road, will be closed March 28 through mid-May for shoreline restoration work. The County received a $100,000 Living Shoreline grant from The Chesapeake Bay Trust to help stabilize and restore 400 feet of beachfront. Over the years, this popular shoreline segment has been adversely impacted by waves and major storm events that have resulted in the loss of usable beach front.
The project will be completed in two phases. Phase I work includes installation of one 150-foot offshore breakwater and one 100-foot spur, both of which will minimize the impact of waves as they approach the shoreline. Both the breakwater and spur will be constructed of recycled and resized concrete rubble that already exists on site. Approximately one ton of sand fill work will follow.
The shoreline grant was also offered in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restoration Center and the Maryland Department of the Environment. In addition, the Phase I project is funded by the County’s cash match of $89,400 from the Maintenance Equipment Jamestown Beach Account and $14,107 of in-kind labor for a total budget of $203,507.
For more information, please call (757) 259-5413.