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Shoring up the shore: a public, online meeting tonight about Park Point "beach nourishment"

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Every year, Duluth-Superior Harbor maintenance has to dredge the harbor to clear navigational channels.

And every year they wonder where they're going to put the approximately 50,000 cubic yards of stuff they dredge up.

At the same time, every year, increasingly severe storms and higher lake levels are taking a toll on Park Point beaches, eroding the recreational areas and jeopardizing things like beach grass, which the MN Department of Natural Resources has listed as a threatened species.

What to do, what to do?  Too much sand and sediment in one place (and it needs to be relocated) ... not enough in another -- hey!

There's a public online meeting tonight at 6:30pm, where you can learn more about the proposed project and ask questions. The City of Duluth is hosting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District. They'll talk about the proposed "Minnesota Point beach nourishment" and here are the details if you'd like to take part:

Option 1- Webex Meeting Link:

Go to https://usace.webex.com/meet/melissa.d.bosman

Enter your Name and Email Address. Click “Join Meeting”

Meeting Number: 146 398 7383      Meeting Password: 1234

Option 2-  Join by Phone:

Call using any type of phone (Toll-Free): 888-363-4734. Access Code: 7727569#. Security Code: 1234#

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