Senator Carper and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works tour Delaware Beaches
The purpose of the tour was to show Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James locations in Delaware that need the Army's support.
"I think the beach nourishment and rebuilding the dunes is a very important part of this to keep this available for our people. I think we are doing a wonderful job in trying to do that." Said, James.
Bethany Beaches beach replenishment begins in a little over a month and elected officials walked the beaches to speak with resident and DNREC about how they can help. It has been over five years since the last replenishment and Sen. Carper is looking for funding to make sure it does not take so long for the next replenishment.
"There is a huge threat to a major part of the economy on Delmarva and certain in Delaware," said Sen. Carper.
Two staircases have already washed away in Bethany beach and residents are worried.
"a couple of the entrance ways are washed away and I see some of the stone breakwaters I haven't seen in years. So it has to be done by the tourist season to keep the economy rolling here in Bethany."