It’s important to know who is responsible for paying to protect beaches. Here are the 2 things you need to know about beach restoration:
1. The federal government is not the one paying. This responsibility is split between federal, state, and local governments along with property owners.
2. Just because the sea level is rising doesn’t mean it is unnecessary to restore beaches. It is a response to rising sea levels! The higher and wider a beach is, the safer it is from waves and erosion.