Hurricane Fran and Hurricane Jeanne left extensive damage to the Fort Pierce Marina in 2004. As a result, the marina lost all of its exterior docks. The project took six years to permit and engineer. The final cost of $18 million was completely covered by FEMA, but not without significant resistance along the way. FEMA originally denied the Hazard Mitigation plan to protect the docks from future storms. DMS assisted Fort Pierce in providing the necessary documentation in support of eligibility for mitigation. DMS later developed the required plan, and was able to sway FEMA’s decision. This eco-friendly project was adopted as a pilot program to enhance marine life state-wide by the State of Florida.