In 1919, the Florida State Legislature established the Sebastian Inlet District with the mission of preserving the channel connecting the Indian River Lagoon to the Atlantic Ocean.

Why does this project matter?

As a partner with the Sebastian Inlet District since 2015, we have provided coastal engineering and biological support services for numerous projects supporting their planning, permitting, infrastructure, and emergency response needs. Public safety and environmental stewardship are at the forefront of every project, working to maintain the connection between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean.

What is ESA doing to help?

ESA values our long-running relationship with SID, Sebastian Inlet State Park (SISP), and the valued stakeholders that work at the inlet. In our ongoing role as their consultant, we have performed project planning; data collection and environmental assessments; 30%, 60%, and 100% design plans with engineer’s probable opinion of cost; and development of technical specifications and bidding documents. ESA staff assist Sebastian Inlet District with bidding the projects and vetting contractor bids as well as the following duties of inspection, administration, and permit compliance services during construction.

We have supported numerous successful SID projects over the past decade, which primarily involve coastal systems, including the inlet, back bay, and help the Indian River Lagoon as well. Specific activities provided by ESA include responsibility for dredge material management, beneficial reuse, bank stabilization, living shorelines submerged aquatic vegetation surveys. Tasks under this contract include field data collection utilizing RTK GPS and ESRI Collector; Civil 3D design drawings; regulatory permitting; cost estimation; developing technical specifications; and providing bid support and engineer-of-record services during construction.

ESA staff were responsible for monitoring, design, permitting, and construction inspection services for the following coastal and shoreline management activities, in support of SID’s mission:

  • North & South Shoreline Stabilization
  • North & South Jetty Inspection & Jetty Rehabilitation Work Plans
  • Coconut Point Living Shoreline
  • Dredge Material Management Area (DMMA)

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“ESA is a vital role to the success of the District’s programs.”

James Gray, Jr., Executive Director

Sebastian Inlet District

ESA values our long-running relationship with SID, Sebastian Inlet State Park (SISP), and the stakeholders that work at the inlet.

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