US Fish and Wildlife Service Raises Concern over Seawalls along Singer Island

US Fish and Wildlife Service Raises Concern over Seawalls along Singer Island

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is quite concerned about the seawalls that are being allowed to be built on Singer Island. As per the officials, these walls made of steel and concrete, are acting as hurdle for sea turtles from nesting there.

This is the reason that the service officials have complained to the state Department of Environmental Protection. They have raised issues about permissions that are being given for the building of the seawalls.

The seawalls are made in order to protect waterfront buildings from getting washed away. But the action is causing problem in the nesting activity of sea turtle. It has been found that the Palm Beach County Island is considered to be one of the best places for different species of turtles to lay their eggs.

This is the reason that the US Fish and Wildlife Service are quite concerned. One of the other things that have been noticed by the service officials is that the DEP has not refused any of the applications with regard to the building of seawall.

DEP spokeswoman Dee Ann Miller said, "Our permit review is closely coordinated with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on turtle concerns and other protected species".

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