Winter storms bury Waldport homes in sand (7)
FEMA recently granted $250,000 to help with the cleanup and sand removal efforts in Bayshore, primarily after the storms in 2012. “It will pay to clean the road one time, clear the sand and place it on the beach in accordance with Oregon state parks rules and regulations,” said Morris. In the next few months, with the FEMA grant, they plan to clear the roadways, put the sand on the beach and plant it and stabilize it with jute mate and stabilize it.
Still, this is not a final solution to the sand. Since this is a one time grant, the Bayshore community will have to come up with a different solution in future years. Morris said the Bayshore homeowner’s association can create a dune management program, but it’s ultimately in their hands. Morris says a dune management program has been successful in other communities, including Astoria and Cannon Beach.