“Awakening V: King Tide” is underway

The 100-ft banner featuring “Charleston Airborne Flooded” was installed last week on Joseph Floyd Manor depicting the city of Charleston witha 4.5-ft sea level rise. The large scale art promotes the event series “Awakening V: King Tide” with Enough Pie. 7 art installations and 7 events are part of the program through May.

Awakening V: King Tide, 100-ft banner by Mary Edna Fraser

Awakening V: King Tide, 100-ft banner by Mary Edna Fraser


Awakening V: King Tide, poster of events by Enough Pie

Awakening V: King Tide, poster of events by Enough Pie

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Oppose sand renourishment on Kiawah Spit

Eroding beach on Captain Sams Spit, photograph by Cecelia Dailey

Eroding beach on Captain Sams Spit, photograph by Cecelia Dailey

Developer seeks state permit for Capt. Sam’s Spit beach restoration on Kiawah Island, the Post & Courier reported. Erosion has been persistent here, and “the spit is no longer wide enough to permit a road due to setback regulations,” citizens Timothy and Peggy Barnes wrote.

Tomorrow, March 22, is the deadline for requesting a DHEC hearing on this action. Here is the letter I sent to williabn@dhec.sc.gov because of Marilyn Blizard’s alert:

Captain Sam’s is an incredible wildlife site. Dumping sand on the beach is deadly to plants and animals. This action most definitely requires review by DHEC! There are no structures to “protect” except a future development which has been opposed for years, and a parking lot, which should be moved as erosion encroaches upon it. A living barrier island is dynamic and allowed to migrate with storm overwash, as dunes are crushed and rebuilt by natural forces. Do what is right for this beloved natural site.

It has come to my attention that this permit has been submitted by the Kiawah Partners, II LLC to install 8,000 cubic yards of material to build up land that is in the area known by all as Capt. Sam’s Spit. This has been identified as ‘minor’ but in essence is reported to be about 400 truckloads of fill to a highly vulnerable section of Kiawah Island.

Since such a sizeable undertaking deserves a public hearing I am requesting that the SC DHEC-OCRM rejects the permitting of this project under General Permit GP-17-SMD so the project can be appropriately resubmitted & evaluated under the normal Individual Permit process with a public hearing scheduled.

This project looks to be an infringement on access to public trust land and destruction of habitat, especially for threatened or endangered species. The wintering Piping Plover, Loggerhead turtles of the ocean as well as the Diamondback Terrapins of the Kiawah River come to mind. Therefore I respectfully request that a public hearing be scheduled following the resubmitting and evaluation of this request by the Kiawah Partners, II LLC for this major movement of sand.

Thank you,

Cecelia Dailey

Kiawah Spit, aerial photography by Mary Edna Fraser

Kiawah Spit, aerial photography by Mary Edna Fraser

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CAREnergy campaign named ‘Project for Good’ by IGG, deadline extended to February 16th

Mary Edna made a donation of $100 to support further development of Dr. Janice Ryan-Bohac’s Energy Tuber. We urge philanthropists and fellow South Carolinians to fund this project. The Energy Tuber is promising material for biofuel, capable of higher yields than corn and sorghum.

Marilyn Blizard of Kiawah, SC reports that Dr. Janice Ryan-Bohac has been chosen to participate in the Climate Reality Project. She will be in Denver, Colorado March 2-4 for an intensive program with Al Gore & fellow scientists. We are thrilled to have Dr. Janice deliver the news about CAREnergy’s Energy Tuber to the gathering, planet-wide in scope.

Dr. Janice Ryan-Bohac is an internationally recognized sweetpotato breeder with over 26 years experience. She has a PhD in plant breeding and genetics from TAMU. She is a leading world authority in breeding sweetpotatoes for insect and disease resistance, sustainability, value-added products like fries, chips, and food ingredients like starch and protein powders. She has released over a dozen sweetpotato varieties and has patented the Energy Tuber for renewable energy and green chemicals.

Donate to the Indiegogo campaign: http://igg.me/at/energytuber

Company website: http://www.carenergyinfo.com

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