Work progressing on Amelia Riverfront shore stabilization project and walkway

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm
Reporter – News Analyst
February 16, 2022

At the end of the workshop that preceded the Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) Regular Meeting on February 15, 2022, City Commissioner Chip Ross shared photos showing the shore stabilization work in progress along the Amelia Riverfront Walkway.  It is anticipated that work on this first phase of the project will be completed soon.

Looking south along the walkway. Seawall is on the left; stabilization efforts on the right.


A view to the North along the future walkway.


View from the water side showing aspects of living shoreline



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roger kirkland
roger kirkland (@guest_63933)
2 years ago

we are considering moving to amelia island. does your newspaper have a print addition that i can have mailed to our home ?

DAVID LOTT(@dave-l)
2 years ago
Reply to  roger kirkland

Roger, the Fernandina Observer is online only and available free of charge. The Fernandina Beach News-Leader is a twice a week (Wed & Friday) paper with both a print and digital offering requiring a subscription. Their website is

Bruce Smyk
Bruce Smyk (@guest_63944)
2 years ago
Reply to  DAVID LOTT

Three questions for you. How much will the marina repairs ultimately cost and how much has been spent? Is the proposed bond issue being used to recoup the money previously spent? What happened to the Federal Covid funds to the City?

DAVID LOTT(@dave-l)
2 years ago
Reply to  Bruce Smyk

Bruce, perhaps you want to address your questions to the City Manager as I don’t have those details.