As Seabrookers are preparing for the spring season and maintaining their yards they should be mindful of maintaining a buffer area between their yard and any adjacent water bodies. The attached piece of literature provides an informative set of guidelines and recommendations for maintaining backyard buffers. These guidelines were produced by SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) as an educational tool for stormwater quality . Please keep them in mind during your planting and clearing activities this spring and make sure that your landscaper has a copy as well!
Link to OCRM Backyard Buffer Guidelines
Submitted by Steve Hirsch, PE, PMP
Director of Engineering
Seabrook Island POA