Peanut Island / Snook Islands Environmental Restoration Project

Date: 

2006

Location: 

Palm Beach, FL

Project Specifications: 

  • Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Contract Price: $31,000,000
  • Completion: 2006
  • Key Elements: Excavation, Slope Stabilization, Breakwater Construction, Jetty Construction, Underwater Habitat Construction, Oyster Reef Construction, Lagoon Construction, Reef Construction, Shore Protection

Description: 

The Peanut Island / Snook Islands Environmental Restoration Project included excavation of over 1.3 million cubic yards of material, 53,000 tons of armor stone placement, construction of a dredged material containment facility, wier structures, boardwalks, marine habitat, boat docks, roads, lighting, irrigation systems, bridges, removal of all non-native vegetation, installation of native vegetation, mangrove protection, dredging, breakwater construction, 100 acres of underwater habitat creation and improvement. The Peanut Island Project was slated by engineers to have a three-year duration, but was finished ahead of schedule in spite of the worst hurricane season in Florida’s recorded history.