August 26, 2022: Construction/bidding plans for review can be found at the link HERE. More details will be provided shortly. Please feel free to visit the FAQ's as they have been updated to reflect this particular project or reach out to us using the Contact form at the bottom of this site.
July 19, 2022: Gulf County is proud to announce that the FEMA Emergency Berm (Dune Enhancement) Project is now out for bid. The project consists of the construction of a dune project along the gulf front beaches of St. Joseph Peninsula, Gulf County, Florida, specifically between DEP Monuments R-77 and R-85.5 for approximately 8,750 linear feet (1.66 miles) of shoreline for a total template volume of 97,091 cubic yards (cy) of sand and 288,600 native dune plantings. The clean white beach compatible sand will be obtained from the Honeyville Sand Mine in Wewahitchka, Florida. Bidding documents and the advertisement for the bid can be found at the following link on Gulf County's Website (Search for Bid #2021-13) Gulf County Bids.
Permits for the St. Joseph Peninsula Project can be downloaded below.
Hurricane Michael impacted Florida between October 7, 2018 and October 19, 2018, bringing strong winds, storm surge, and flooding. President Trump signed a disaster declaration (FEMA-4399-DR-FL) on October 11, 2018 authorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance to the designated areas of Florida. This assistance is provided pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), and Public Law (PL) 93-288, as amended. Section 403 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Program to provide assistance essential to meeting immediate threats to life and property resulting from a major disaster. The coast of Gulf County was damaged via storm surge and erosion incurred during Hurricane Michael in October 2018.
Gulf County, Florida was designated as a County eligible to receive federal assistance. Gulf County has applied through the PA Program to receive funding to restore the eroded coastal dune system and install beach berms (dunes) in Gulf County. Two of the shoreline segments (St. Joe Beach and Indian Pass) are natural beaches and one (St. Joseph Peninsula) is an engineered beach previously authorized for nourishment and maintenance by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
This project is located in Gulf County, Florida along the northern Gulf of Mexico Coast. The St. Joseph Peninsula segment, measures 9,100 linear feet, and is located along St. Joseph Peninsula, south of the T.H. Stone Memorial State Park, from the R-77 (29.7531, -85.4007) to R-85.5 (29.730, -85.393).
Frequently Asked Questions
Construction Drawings For the 2022 Gulf County Fema Berm/Dune Restoration Project - St. Joseph Peninsula Segment
Provided below are images of the plans that will be utilized for bidding. The plans provide details as to the proposed widths and profile shape along the proposed project. Please note the provided plans are not valid for construction without being signed and sealed and are being provided for review only.
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