North Myrtle Beach Renourishment Meeting Held

The South Carolina Beach Advocates held its 2016 Annual Meeting December 7-8 at the Isle of Palms, discussing the current and future beach restoration activities in the area.

According to the City of North Myrtle Beach release, the theme of the annual meeting was “Resilience in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew”.

Mayor Hatley chaired an annual meeting session entitled, It included a variety of speakers who discussed endangered species, FEMA remapping and its associated appeals process, accreted lands on South Carolina’s barrier islands, and how some communities in North Carolina are pooling resources to contract for locally funded beach projects.

City Council members Bob Cavanaugh, Fred Coyne and Nicole Fontana also participated in the annual meeting.

North Myrtle Beach City Manager Mike Mahaney moderated a panel on South Carolina beach preservation efforts, which included his presentation on North Myrtle Beach’s current efforts to obtain emergency beach renourishment funding, a look at the city’s history of beach renourishment projects, and information on the city’s ongoing ocean outfall program.