Managing Seabrook Island’s Dynamic Shoreline

Wednesday, September 7 at 12:30 pm, Oyster Catcher Community Center

When the first homes on Seabrook Island were built in the 1970s, there was little to no accessible beach during high tides. Believe it or not, the picture below is of Seabrook beach taken at Renken Point (between Boardwalks 5 and 6 looking north) in 1982. Over the past 50 years, Seabrook Island has implemented various shoreline management projects that have resulted in the beautiful sandy shoreline we all now enjoy.

If you are interested in learning more about the history and future of Seabrook’s shoreline management program, there is an upcoming Get The Scoop meeting on September 7 at 12:30 pm at the Community Center. Tim Kana (Coastal Science & Engineering) and Steve Hirsch (SIPOA Director of Engineering) will give a brief presentation followed by a walking tour of the north beach area at Boardwalk 1. It is a great learning opportunity and interested residents should plan to attend.

-Submitted by SIPOA