Backyard Buffers

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

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The Gateway Task Force – Repost

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Executive Summary:  The Seabrook Gateway Task Force is a subcommittee of the SIPOA Planning Committee; its’ membership includes representatives from SIPOA/Town/Club.  The Task Force has been studying what can be done to improve the welcoming experience at the entrance to Seabrook Island.  The Gateway Task Force has provided this summary of their work.

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NEW!—TIDELINES Content Poll: We Need Your Opinion!

TIDELINES is gearing up for another great year. We plan to expand the kind of content we bring to our loyal followers and are working on some great new ideas. We’d like your input on what we might be missing. Please take a few moments and share your thoughts with us in the following poll.

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Tidelines 2014: The Year In Review

This is the time of year for annual reports, and we’d like to share ours with our awesome readers who have done so much to encourage us throughout the year with their loyalty and interest.

From our launch in February, 2014, we posted over 750 articles which were viewed over 60,000 times by people around the world. Our follower list continues to grow; 600 people now receive continual updates on new content through an easy-to-use subscription service (see one of our top posts on following Tidelines for instructions). If you belong to any organization or group on Seabrook Island, we’d be thrilled to receive and post updates about what your group is doing for our ever-expanding audience.

Although we’re obviously pleased, we’re not resting on our laurels. We have several new ideas in the works to make Tidelines even more interesting, unique and valuable to our readers. So click the graphic below to view our annual report, and stay tuned in 2015!

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Here’s an excerpt:

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 61,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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