Why are some areas of the beach raked and other areas are not?

"The beaches are raked within the guarded swimming areas of the County parks where most beach goers tend to congregate. We prefer to leave as much of the coastline as possible in its natural state. The organic material washed up on our beaches provides habitat for animals living along the shore and fertilizer for dune plants. 

The next time you are out on the beach, watch the shore birds and ghost crabs feeding along the weed line. Note how the weeds tend to get buried by wind-blown sand up by the dune line and see how the dune plants spread out to meet the enriched soil." 

-Daniel Bates, Program Supervisor for PBC Environmental Enhancement and Restoration Division

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1. What do the lifeguard flags mean?
2. Can I have a fire on the beach?
3. Where can I park at the beach?
4. Where can I find out what the quality of the water is for our local beaches and rivers?
5. Am I allowed to bring my dog to the beach?
6. How can I become more involved in keeping Jupiter's beaches beautiful?
7. Can I setup a tent and/or sleep on the beach?
8. How can I reserve a beach pavilion?
9. How can I rent the Jupiter Civic Center (Carlin Park)?
10. Why are some areas of the beach raked and other areas are not?
11. How can I help protect the sea turtles?
12. What are sea lice?
13. Should I worry about jellyfish?
14. What is beach tar?