The Fire Island Stabilization Project involved placement of over 2.5m CY of sand material along a 5 mile stretch of beach located on Fire Island NY.
Hopper dredge Stuyvesant was contracted to dredge sand material from a Borrow Area located offshore of Westhampton Beach, approximately 10 nautical miles from the project site. Material was dredged, transported, and hydraulically discharged to the project site using up to 7,000 LFT of pipeline.
The project also included planting of dune grass along 23.5 acres of newly constructed dunes, and Earthwork which involved clearing, grubbing, and regrading of approximately 78 acres of new bird habitats at Great Gunn and New Made Island. Earthwork included the placement of over 500k CY of sand relocated from Great Gunn to the beach fill template.
Environmental concerns included endangered turtle and whale monitoring aboard the Stuyvesant, archaeological monitoring along the beach and borrow area, and restrictions related to protected bird nesting habitat- specifically the Least Tern and Piping Plover.