03/27/17 ~ Wakulla County Receives Award for Shell Point Boat Ramp


Wakulla County Receives “Best Performance” Award for the
Shell Point Boat Ramp

Shell Point Boat Ramp

At the American Public Works Association meeting in March, the Shell Point Public Access Boat Ramp Project won the 2016 “Best Performance” of the year award at both the local and state level.  The project has also been submitted by the state for a national award.

“This award represents a team approach between County staff, the designer and project engineer Dewberry Preble-Rish, and the construction contractor Hydra Engineering & Construction”, said David Edwards, County Administrator. Wakulla County received the award by demonstrating the project had good construction management techniques, was on schedule, provided safety performance, community relations, awareness to protect the environment, time and/or money saving techniques, and use of sustainable infrastructure. 

The County received $735,000 from the Florida Boating Improvement Program and the Fish and Wildlife Commission for land acquisition, design and permitting, and construction of the project.  The boat ramp facility consists of a double launch area, temporary tie-up floating dock, site & security lighting, landscaping with irrigation, and 21 vehicle/trailer spaces & four individual vehicle parking spaces.  Additionally, once funds become available, phase 2 of the project will include a 1,500 square foot Ship Store and fueling station.

For additional information related to this story, please contact Jessica Welch, Communications & Public Services Director at (850) 926-0919 ext. 706 or [email protected]