Elected and municipal officials along with other community, nonprofit and business leaders from the Beaufort region will discuss issues involving shoreline change management at the Beaufort Community Leaders’ Forum on Shoreline Change, June 22nd at the Technical College of the Lowcountry.
Topics will include implications of chronic erosion, gradual sea level rise, increased shoreline development and comprehensive beachfront management planning. A public comment period will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Organized by DHEC in 2007, the Shoreline Change Advisory Committee is an advisory committee of a broad cross-section of stakeholders including scientists, coastal managers, municipal officials, developers, conservationists and legal professionals. The committee’s purpose is to organize existing shoreline research, identify research priority needs and consider policy-related issues concerning management of South Carolina’s estuarine and beachfront shorelines. A report of the committee’s findings is planned for late 2009.
The Beaufort Community Leaders’ Forum on Shoreline Change is organized by DHEC’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management in partnership with South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, the Town of Hilton Head Island, the ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Dan Burger, Communication & Technical Services Div. Director
Phone: (843) 953-0251