On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Deputy Mayor Gary Greif along with Mr. Keith Nichols from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center (CCCCC) and Ms. Carianne Johnson from the Pan American Development Fund (PADV) conducted an visual assessment of the erosion that is highly affecting our beaches.
A further study will be carried out to identify the various causes and possible solutions to the problem and how the Town Council along with the community can contribute to help alleviate this situation.
Mr. Nichols and Ms. Johnson mentioned that global warming is a major factor that is increasing the risk of erosion in many countries. An observation that Mr. Nichols pointed out was that the vehicles that are trafficking the beach are causing damage to the existing beach and contributing to the erosion.
Currently, the San Pedro Town Council is looking into investing in a beach reclamation project that would extend the beach up to a possible 15 to 20 feet from the existing shoreline; however, the Town Council believes that the necessary investigations and studies need to be done in order to avoid the further damage of the beach.
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