To protect their cherished marshes, many South Carolina communities are exploring the use of living shorelines. Thanks to our ACE Basin and North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserves, now they have science-based path to secure the permits they need.
For a community hit by a hurricane, recovery can be a long, traumatic process that begins with understanding the storm’s impacts, which helps communities to become more resilient in the future.
This month, NERRA’s correspondent-at-large Nik Charov checks in with Jen Plunket, stewardship coordinator at the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, to run through a Swiss Army knife’s array of tools: fish, fyke nets, films, and floods.
Duane Draper, chair of the Inlet and Bay Stewards, traded New England snow for South Carolina pluff mud. And thanks in part to his volunteering with the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, he has no regrets.
South Carolina’s ACE Basin and North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserves collaborated on a professional development training for real estate agents to help them educate their clients on living safely and well on the coast.
In South Carolina’s Georgetown County, roleplay workshops facilitated by the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve and partners brought more than 300 community members together to understand risks and solutions to climate change.