It's really fascinating watching people's propaganda machines at work.
Local sand lobbyist Steve Aceti as he appeared in the LA Times.
*LOL is an internet abbreviation for "laugh out loud".
Note who is on the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association Board of Directors
From the San Diego Union Tribune,
Group praises Encinitas for using reclaimed sand
ENCINITAS: A national advocacy group has honored the city of Encinitas for using reclaimed sand from a construction project to replenish an eroded beach.
The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association announced Monday that Encinitas is the recipient of its 2009 Best Restored Beach Award.
The sand was reclaimed from the construction site of Pacific Station, a $40 million residential and commercial project being built in downtown Encinitas by John Dewald & Associates.
In January, 37,000 cubic yards of high-quality sand were taken from the site and trucked to the northernmost beach of Encinitas, sometimes referred to as South Ponto. The loads of sand were dumped in the tide to help offset erosion.
Because of the southerly coastal flow, the sand will migrate to other Encinitas beaches over time, officials said.
Harry Simmons, president of the preservation association, said it created the award in 2001 to recognize such restoration efforts. The group's mission is to foster “sound, farsighted and economical development and preservation of our beaches.” –T.M.
See also, Leucadia Blog: Steve Aceti: Double Agent
See also, Leucadia Blog: Sandy Beach "Replenished" with Developer's Construction Dirt
This sandy beach needed "replenishment".