Final Touch to Folly Beach Renourishment

Work continues on the final phase of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District’s $30 million Folly Beach Renourishment project.

Much of the fence has been rolled out and attached to the posts that were put in the ground a couple of weeks ago. The fence’s design will trap wind-blown sand to form dunes behind the renourishment project completed last year.

This $500,000 fencing and grassing project includes 800 “V-shaped” structures that help trap windblown sand. The “V-shapes” are made of wooden slats and anchored by three posts with the open section of the” V” facing the beach. About 100,000 sea oats and bitter panicum plants will go behind the fences and will be used to help stabilize dune growth.

The entire project should be completed by March.