JUST IN: Small plane crashes near St. Lucie Inlet, killing two aboard

From The Palm Beach Post: “The Coast Guard sent crews to search for the plane and later found a debris field east of the inlet, near Jupiter Island and Stuart in Martin County … Click here to read more

3 bodies recovered, 1 boater found alive after Treasure Coast boating tragedy

From WPTV: “At 7:10 a.m. Monday, Martin County Fire Rescue said a body was found on a beach near the House of Refuge at 301 SE MacArthur Blvd. The sheriff’s office later tweeted that two other bodies were found. … Click here to read more

WPBF: Large discharges show dark plume of murky freshwater along Jupiter Island

“Aerial photos of stormwater flowing into the ocean are sparking concerns on the Treasure Coast. The photos were taken Saturday and show a large, dark plume of murky freshwater along Jupiter Island … Click here to read more

WPEC video: State of Emergency declared in Martin County due to erosion

From WPEC: “A state of emergency has been declared in Martin County due to erosion.The erosion is impacting the southern part of the beaches on Hutchinson Island, from Santa Lucea Beach to the St. Lucie Inlet … Click here to read more

Joint agreement between Martin and Jupiter Island streamlines future dredging of St. Lucie Inlet

“This is only the beginning of a growing collaboration as the county works to bring others together with an interest in the inlet, including the communities of Sailfish Point and Loblolly as well as the town of Sewall’s Point,” reports The Palm Beach Post. … Click here to read more

TCPalm: Martin County, Jupiter Island officials sign agreement to manage St. Lucie Inlet

“Jupiter Island’s beaches will be stocked with sand and Martin County will avoid a lawsuit. The interlocal agreement signed Tuesday is based on a mediation settlement finalized by Martin County’s inlet representative, Ed Fielding, and Jupiter Island Mayor Harry Charlston … Click here to read more

Martin County receives draft permit to dredge St. Lucie Inlet

Martin County has been granted a draft permit from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for periodic maintenance dredging of the St. Lucie Inlet. This will allow the County to continue maintaining the impoundment basin and navigation channel of the Inlet and bypass the sand onto beaches in the county both north and south of the project area. … Click here to read more

WPTV video: Martin County creating 7 new artificial reefs

WPTV reports that seven new artificial reefs will begin being built in southern Martin County. About 3,500 tons of concrete material will be deployed in the waters south of the St. Lucie Inlet. … Click here to read more

Polluted waterways captured from aerial photographs show water quality getting worse

New images just released to CBS 12 show the mounting pollution flowing out into our ocean, reaching miles to the south of Stuart. …”Most of the plume was heading south into Hobe Sound Refuge and into Jupiter Island and as far as Pecks Lake … Click here to read more

Town of Jupiter Island threatens to sue Martin County over inlet dredging

The Town of Jupiter Island is prepared to sue Martin County if action is not taken before June 1 to find a permanent solution to keep sand out of the St. Lucie Inlet, and use it to re-nourish the Jupiter Island beachfront. … Click here to read more