Although the beaches have not opened yet, there has been a lot of activity along the barrier island beaches this Winter.
Dredging crews have been hard at work in the Fire Island Inlet. Their offshore dredging boats connect to long, flexible pipes onto the beach and empty sediment on the shoreline of Overlook Beach. Large dump trucks then transport the sediment to local area beaches from West Gilgo and eastward alongside the heavily eroded shorelines of the barrier beaches and ocean parkway.
As the massive project continues, signs of future dune conservation efforts can be seen in the massive stores of dune fence waiting to be used to help hold the sand in place.