cocoa beach cleanup

Work began this week on the largest beach renourishment project in the Port Canaveral area of the five that have occurred since 1995.

The $18 million, federally funded project will restore sand to 3.5 miles of beaches, stretching from Port Canaveral's Jetty Park to south of Cocoa Beach Pier.

"That is a great addition to Jetty Park beach and the beaches in the northern part of Cocoa Beach," Port Canaveral Chief Executive Officer John Murray told port commissioners this week.