Mayor Highlights Importance of South Carolina Beaches

North Myrtle Beach Mayor, Marilyn Hatley, acting in her role as Vice Chairperson of the South Carolina Beach Advocates organization, traveled to Columbia, SC on March 31 to participate in a hearing on “Dedicated State Funding for Beach Preservation”.

During her remarks, Mayor Hatley said that the economic benefits resulting from beach preservation or renourishment do not accrue only to the beach communities.

Mayor Hatley also pointed out that, if one considers property ownership east of the Intracoastal Waterway along the South Carolina coast, it is again clear that the beaches are a statewide asset.

“Our message is that South Carolina’s beaches are a statewide treasure and generator of revenue that require a strategic, long-term investment in regular maintenance,” Mayor Hatley said.

“It just makes good sense. Revenue from our beaches positively impacts all of South Carolina and we should not have to start from scratch every time renourishment is determined by appropriate agencies to be necessary. We are not asking the state to do it all, only to establish dedicated funding for its share so that when we have to act to preserve our beaches, we can do so in a timely manner.”

In addition to Mayor Hatley, South Carolina Beach Advocates Executive Director, Nicole Elko, Pawley’s Island Mayor, Bill Otis, and Edisto Beach Mayor, Jane Darby, participated in providing testimony to the panel.

The South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control and the South Carolina Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department also partnered with South Carolina Beach Advocates to encourage dedicated funding of beach preservation and renourishment.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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