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Restoration of Folly Beach Co. Park continues

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FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) -

Crews are continuing to pump sand on to Folly Beach in an attempt to stabilize Folly Beach County Park.

Approximately 175,000 cubic yards of sand has been moved into the county park since the Bring Back The Beach Project began two Sundays ago. The project is a large-scale effort by Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) to renourish the county park, which closed in 2011 due to heavy erosion caused by winds and surf from Hurricane Irene.

According to a release from the CCPRC, contractors will begin driving steel sheet piles into the beach on May 15 as part of a terminal groin.

The goal of the stabilization project is to allow the park to reopen for public beach access only, and allow space for 200 vehicles. The area of beach will also be protected against erosion and storm events.

For more information on the project, click here.

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