Beaches Watch News

Beaches Watch Presents Scholarship to Fletcher High School Senior

On Thursday, May 25, 2017 Beaches Watch presented our first ever Beaches Watch scholarship to a deserving Fletcher High School student who shares in our mission to preserve and improve the wonderful quality of life of our special beaches communities. Christina Loss was selected for her excellent 500 word essay describing what she would do to improve the quality of life at the beaches. We are pleased to give Christina

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2017 Member Social Appreciation

On April 5, the Beaches Watch Board of Directors hosted the seventh annual Beaches Watch member social at the Beaches History Museum.  This year’s event was bigger and better than ever, thanks to the hard work of the Beaches Watch Board members, everyone who helped organize the event and the Beaches History Museum for the wonderful venue! We would like to thank everyone who joined us for the fun! In

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Beaches Neighborhood Accountability Board Presented 2017 Friend of the Beaches Award

On Wednesday April 5, The Beaches Watch Board of Directors presented the Beaches Neighborhood Accountability Board  the 2017 Friend of the Beaches Award.  The Friend of the Beaches Award honors individuals, businesses or organizations who have greatly contributed to enrich our quality of life at the beaches. As the 2017 Friend of the Beaches recipient, the Beaches Neighborhood Accountability Board was recognized for their volunteer efforts to keep beaches youth out of

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Nominations Sought for 2017 Friend of the Beaches Award

Beaches Watch is seeking nominations for the 2017 Friend of the Beaches Award. The Friend of the Beaches Award is an annual award that recognizes individuals, businesses or organizations for exemplary contributions that have enriched our quality of life at the beaches. “Through the Friend of the Beaches award, we want to recognize the positive things that are happening in our community”, said Beaches Watch President, Sandy Golding. Nomination submissions

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Beaches Watch Presents Give-Back Donation to FHS Coastal Marine Science Service Club

The Beaches Watch Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Fletcher High School Coastal Marine Science Service Club has been selected to be the recipient of the 7th Annual Beaches Watch “Give-Back” donation and will be presented a check in the amount of $1,000 at the Beaches Watch meeting on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm in the Community Room of the Beaches Branch Library, 600 3rd St., Neptune Beach. 

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Dune Restoration Efforts After Hurricane Matthew

When Hurricane Matthew hit Northeast Florida, the dunes along Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and Jacksonville Beach protected the coastal communities from serious storm surge damage. However, the dunes sustained significant damage and future storms could now result in flooding without the dune protection. On Wednesday, November 2, Beaches Watch hosted a speaker panel to discuss plans to restore the dunes. Speakers were Kevin Bodge, coastal and ocean engineer with Olsen and Associates;

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Beaches Watch Seeks Nominations for Annual Give Back Donation

The Beaches Watch Board of Directors is requesting the submission of nominations for the 7th Annual Beaches Watch “Give Back” donation.  This donation recognizes a beaches nonprofit organization that helps enrich the lives of beaches residents.  Prior recipients have been Dial-A-Ride, Beaches Council for the Disabled, the Ish Brandt Beautification Committee, Lend An Ear Outreach Ministries, Beaches Community Kitchen, Beaches Fine Arts Series, and Deck the Chairs and the American

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Kathy Christensen Presented 2016 Friend of the Beaches Award

Jacksonville Beach, FL (March 2, 2016) – On March 2, 2016 Kathy Christensen, the Education Director for Beaches Habitat was presented the 2016 Friend of the Beaches Award by the Beaches Watch Board of Directors.  The Friend of the Beaches Award honors individuals, businesses or organizations who have greatly contributed to enrich our quality of life at the beaches. As the 2016 Friend of the Beaches recipient, Kathy is being recognized

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2016 Member Social Appreciation

On March 2, the Beaches Watch Board of Directors hosted the sixth annual Beaches Watch member social at the Beaches History Museum.  The turnout was great and everyone enjoyed food and fun and fabulous raffle prizes donated by area businesses and individuals. We would especially like to thank the businesses and individuals who supported Beaches Watch by donating the raffle prizes!  We hope you will support these businesses with your

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Deck the Chairs and the American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corps Selected For 2015 Beaches Watch “Give-Back” Donation

Jacksonville Beach, FL (November 23, 2015) – The Beaches Watch Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Deck the Chairs and the American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corps have been selected to be the recipient of the 6th Annual Beaches Watch “Give-Back” donation and will be presented a check in the amount of $1,000 at the Beaches Watch meeting on Wednesday, December 2 at 7pm in the Chapel at

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Beaches Branch Library Presented 2015 Friend of the Beaches Award

Jacksonville Beach, FL (April 12, 2015) – The Beaches Branch Library was presented the 2015 Friend of the Beaches Award at the Beaches Watch Membership Social on April 1, 2015 at the Beaches History Museum.  In addition to the Beaches Branch Library and staff, the 2015 Friend of the Beaches Award recognized the Friends of the Beaches Branch Library volunteers as well as Yvonne and Mike Appell for their exemplary

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2015 Beaches Watch Member Social Appreciation

On April 1, the Beaches Watch Board of Directors hosted the fifth annual Beaches Watch member social at the Beaches History Museum.  The turnout was great and everyone enjoyed food and fun and many won fabulous raffle prizes donated by area businesses and individuals. We would especially like to thank the businesses and individuals who supported Beaches Watch by donating over $1,300 in raffle prizes!  We hope you will support

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Beaches Fine Arts Series Presented 2014 Beaches Watch “Give-Back” Donation

Jacksonville Beach, FL (December 4, 2014) – On December 3, local nonprofit organization Beaches Fine Arts Series (BFAS) was presented the 5th Annual Beaches Watch “Give-Back” donation.  Kathy Wallis, Executive Director for Beaches Fine Arts Series and Tracy Morris, President of the Board of Trustees, were in attendance to receive the $1,000 donation and provide a presentation about the Beaches Community Kitchen organization. Since 1972, Beaches Fine Art Series has

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Beaches Watch Celebrates 10 Years of Community Service and Presents 10 Year Cultivator Award

Founded in 2004 by beaches residents, Beaches Watch has been providing 10 years of service to the beaches communities.  On Saturday, September 27, the Beaches Watch 10 Year Anniversary Celebration was held at the Cobalt Moon Water Studio to celebrate this wonderful milestone. During the 10 Year Anniversary Celebration, Beaches Watch recognized Neptune Beach Mayor Harriet Pruette for her years of service to the beaches communities by presenting her the

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2014 Candidate Training Information

On June 25, Jerry Holland (Duval County Supervisor of Elections) and Beth Fleet (Candidate and Records Director) presented a candidate training workshop to Atlantic Beach candidates, their campaign teams and others that are considering running for office in the future. “An important element to a smooth election is to have informed candidates who are knowledgeable of the election laws,” said Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland. At the candidate training workshop,

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The interlocal agreement was created in 1982 after the beach cities fought with the City of Jacksonville over the ways taxes and government services were shared. In 1996, the interlocal agreement was amended after the beaches filed a lawsuit against Jacksonville for breach of the 1982 interlocal agreement. [READ MORE]