BRINGING THE BEACH BACK TO APOLLO BEACH!

BRINGING THE BEACH BACK TO APOLLO BEACH!

From APOLLO BEACH WATERWAY IMPROVEMENT GROUP

The Apollo Beach Waterway Improvement Group is dedicated to dredging the channels into and out of Apollo Beach. Our mission also includes shoreline restoration, beach renourishment, and the creation of marine habitat.

APOLLO BEACH WATERWAY IMPROVEMENT GROUP

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Update #6

about 2 years ago

Want to see the latest progress and see the new beach? Check out the latest video: https://vimeo.com/173655130

Since asking for donations specifically for the new pilings, day boards, lights and floating marks, we have received donations of $430.00. This is nearly 10% of our goal of $4400. Thanks to the following for their donations:
• Megan Martinez
• Teresa Rice
• Debbie Caneen
• Debra & Eliot Marcus and
• Dolorene Teper

It you haven't donated yet, this is the best time to do so. We need your support now!

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We need your help!

How would you like to live in a town with "beach" in its name and yet not have a beach?  In the small town of Apollo Beach, just outside Tampa, we had a beach, but it was lost to erosion several years ago.  We are now a beach town with no beach, but you can help us change that with your donation.

The Apollo Beach Waterway Improvement Group (ABWIG), a community-based volunteer organization, has joined forces with the HIllsborough County Parks& Recreation Department and several businesses in the area to form a "public, private, and commercial partnership."  Our goals were as follows:

  • to recreate the beach in such a way that the effect of future erosion would be minimized
  • restore the natural shoreline
  • dredge the three navigational channels into and out of the community to re-establish safe transit (and enjoyment of the waterways), and
  • develop a new marine habitat to encourage better fishing at the park

In order to reach these goals, the budget of $1,500.000 was established.  Through a combination of fundraising events, assistance from Hillsborough County, business donations, and community support, all but $50,000 has been raised.

Now that the County's work is completed, ABWIG still needs to raise the last portion.  The dredging and beach renourishment are yet to be completed, and we have turned to this Fundly site to help us make this final goal. We have nearly tapped out our local resources, and are hopeful that the scope of this campaign will put us over the top to reach our goal.

We are nearly there, but we can't reopen the new park completely until the beach is completed. 

You can see the work that has been completed in the pictures and video that are attached.  All that remains is the dredging portion and the re-creation of the beach with the sand we'll remove from the channels.

Thank you for supporting our project to bring the beach back to Apollo Beach!

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APOLLO BEACH WATERWAY IMPROVEMENT GROUP posted a new update:
about 2 years ago

Update #7

Want to see the latest progress and see the new beach? Check out the latest video: https://vimeo.com/173655130

Since asking for donations specifically for the new pilings, day boards, lights and floating marks, we have received donations of $430.00. This is nearly 10% of our goal of $4400. Thanks to the following for their donations:
• Megan Martinez
• Teresa Rice
• Debbie Caneen
• Debra & Eliot Marcus and
• Dolorene Teper

It you haven't donated yet, this is the best time to do so. We need your support now!

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APOLLO BEACH WATERWAY IMPROVEMENT GROUP posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #6

Please join us for a Town Hall Meeting to hear the latest developments in our project:

Thursday, November 12, 2015
7:00 pm
Century 21 Beggins offices, Apollo Beach

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APOLLO BEACH WATERWAY IMPROVEMENT GROUP posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

Update #5

Did you know?

When the dredging project is begun, the materials that are dredged will be added to the beach at Apollo Beach Nature Park to renourish the existing beach.

Help us reach our goal by donating (every little bit helps!), like and share on Facebook ( www.facebook.com/ABWIG ), and follow us on Twitter @abwig_org !

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APOLLO BEACH WATERWAY IMPROVEMENT GROUP posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

Update #4

We need your help!
How would you like to live in a town with "beach" in its name and yet not have a beach? In the small town of Apollo Beach, just outside Tampa, we had a beach, but it was lost to erosion several years ago. We are now a beach town with no beach, but you can help us change that with your donation.
The Apollo Beach Waterway Improvement Group (ABWIG), a community-based volunteer organization, has joined forces with the HIllsborough County Parks& Recreation Department and several businesses in the area to form a "public, private, and commercial partnership." Our goals were as follows:
to recreate the beach in such a way that the effect of future erosion would be minimized
restore the natural shoreline
dredge the three navigational channels into and out of the community to re-establish safe transit (and enjoyment of the waterways), and
develop a new marine habitat to encourage better fishing at the park
In order to reach these goals, the budget of $1,500.000 was established. Through a combination of fundraising events, assistance from Hillsborough County, business donations, and community support, all but $50,000 has been raised.
Now that the County's work is completed, ABWIG still needs to raise the last portion. The dredging and beach renourishment are yet to be completed, and we have turned to this Fundly site to help us make this final goal. We have nearly tapped out our local resources, and are hopeful that the scope of this campaign will put us over the top to reach our goal.
We are nearly there, but we can't reopen the new park completely until the beach is completed.
You can see the work that has been completed in the pictures and video that are attached. All that remains is the dredging portion and the re-creation of the beach with the sand we'll remove from the channels.
Thank you for supporting our project to bring the beach back to Apollo Beach!

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APOLLO BEACH WATERWAY IMPROVEMENT GROUP posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

Update #3

Check out this AWESOME video from Tim Selmon of Realistic Video!
https://youtu.be/U9PQdukQ450

and THANKS to Jim Mara for the beautiful photo you see on this post!

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APOLLO BEACH WATERWAY IMPROVEMENT GROUP posted a new update:
about 3 years ago

Update #1

A HUGE THANK YOU to Linda D for being the VERY FIRST DONOR to our Fundly campaign!

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