On Saturday, May 14, a group of about 20 volunteers met at the Mashes Sands Beach in Panacea. Please note all of the volunteers did not stay to be part of the group photo. Pictured are (L-R) Ralph Thomas, Steve Cushman, Gary Deibler, Paul Parker, Jim Cook, Lesley Cushman, June Davis, Marc Dickieson, Brandy King, and Mike King. We were joined by a couple of camera shy workers from the Wakulla Road & Bridge Department led by Mike King. We were also joined by County Administrator, David Edwards and his son Alex coming out to show support for their County.
In the images you will see a couple before images of the beach. There were remnants of asphalt as a reminder of Hurricane Michael. A citizen had made the issue known and KWCB decided to do something about it. The Road & Bridge Department supplied a dumpster for the collection of the asphalt. The volunteers managed to gather 10,340 pounds of asphalt in 2.5 hours. The volunteers worked on the beach and into the water gathering the broken up remnants of the previous parking area. It was left in a much better state than it was at the start.