DEBRIS MONITORING (DR-4399) – FL ST. JOSEPH PENINSULA PARK HURRICANE MICHAEL
Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection
TYPE OF PROJECT
- Debris Monitoring
- Screened Sand
- C&D Removal
- Restored sand dunes
- Invoice Reconciliation
- Vegetative Burn Operations
- Project formulation for FEMA Portal Submission
- Hazardous Tree Removal
On October 10, 2018, St. Joseph Peninsula Park had a category 5 hurricane hit the Florida panhandle. In 2019, CDR Maguire was activated to assist the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) for debris monitoring operations in the St. Joseph Peninsula Park, located in Gulf County, FL in response to Hurricane Michael. Hurricane Michael’s category five winds devastated St. Joseph Peninsula State Park natural communities on the peninsula, such as coastal scrub, have evolved over millions of years and countless storms. Tall dunes provided extra protection. The resilient coastal ecosystems in the park are some of the best suited to rebounding after hurricanes.
The south end of the park reopened in January 2019. CDR made an incredible effort to clean up debris and make the park safe for visitors. The northern area of the park is currently closed to visitors. Natural sand infill has narrowed the channel created by Hurricane Michael’s storm surge. Across the channel, in the northern half of the park, roads, utilities and several facilities were destroyed and are not accessible.
CDR Maguire was tasked to oversee FDEP’s debris hauler which included: