By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (April 17, 2019) – The Mount Pleasant Shem Creek Task Force will host a public meeting on Tuesday, April 23 to review the Crab Bank Restoration Project being performed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The meeting is slated at 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers, 100 Ann Edwards Lane.
The initial Corps’ plan, which called for 825,000 cubic yards of material to be dredged from the federal navigation channel in the Charleston Harbor and deposited on Crab Bank, drew concern about the proposed location of the mitigation material. Town Council contracted with Applied Technology & Management to evaluate the Corps’ replenishment project. The ATM report confirmed that dredged material should be placed farther southeast to account for the islands’ northerly migration over the years. The report is available online here.
Shem Creek Task Force will discuss the Corps’ answer to the ATM report and seek public input. “Our goal is to work with the Corps to identify the plan that best preserves navigation within the Shem Creek Channel, while restoring and preserving Crab Bank as a major seabird and shorebird rookery,” said Mayor Haynie.