To pier or not to pier — it appears not: Fishing pier at Grayton Beach State Park dead after outcry

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 04:32 PM.

Albert Gregory, with Florida 's Department of Environmental Protection, even reportedly met with former Tourist Development Council head, Dawn Moliterno, and was shown a rendering of the proposed project two years ago, said Meadows.

However, Meadows said, as far as she can tell, no more money has been spent in moving forward with the project, especially since the NRDA fund only has $30 million left, and this is a $20 million project.

"Common sense says this will not be funded by NRDA," she said.

But it could be funded another way, she said, such as through RESTORE ACT funds, which will soon be flowing into the region as part of the broader BP compensation package.

Walton County's Environmental Manager Billy McKee was at the BCC meeting when the project was originally discussed and voted upon.

"We had to come up with projects that would compensate for the loss of human use of our beaches and parks," he said. "And the public did have the opportunity for input."

He remembers that some were for it and some were against it.

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