Summer Haven Projects

USACE Intracoastal Dredging

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded a maintenance dredging contract to Southwinds Construction, for the removal of material from the navigable channel of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). This beach-compatible material will then be used on Summer Haven Beach in efforts to close the breach and build up the beach. This project is complete and the Contractor has demobilized as of March 2024.

Drone photo of the intracoastal / summer haven dredge project.

Summer Haven River Study

INTERA-GEC has been tasked by St. Johns County to develop a list of environmentally and financially sustainable long-term solutions to maintain and stabilize the Summer Haven shoreline and flow of the river.

For each potential feasible solution, INTERA has been directed by St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners to remain focused on, but not limited to, public benefits, extent of property protection, constructability, and probable costs and potential funding sources.

At the December 19, 2023 Board of County Commissioners meeting, SJC Coastal Management and Intera-GEC presented the findings of the Summer Haven River and Summerhouse study. The finalized version of the report can be viewed by clicking below:

The Beach Brief – An E-newsletter for Timely Updates on St. Johns County Beach Projects

St. Johns County remains dedicated to providing our residents, visitors, and businesses with timely and accurate information regarding current and upcoming St. Johns County beach projects. The monthly “Beach Brief” provides subscribers with an overview of beach renourishment, dune enhancement, and other major coastal projects.

Summer Haven aerial view of coastline