Category Archives: Kiawah Spit

10 years of battling for Captain’s Sams

Shortly after Cecelia Dailey came to work for me in 2008, we made a movie about the folly of building on Captain’s Sams Spit, available here: For ten years, we have participated in the public conversation. In July 2017, Cecelia Dailey joined botanist Richard Porcher as an expert witness in the continued battle to stop […]
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Oppose sand renourishment on Kiawah Spit

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 […]
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Cecelia Dailey’s article on the plant ecology of the Kiawah Spit published by

Read the article Captain Sams Spit, Kiawah Island by Cecelia Dailey, composed in response to continued efforts of developers to build 50 houses on the 150-acre spit of sand. Under the tutelage of botanist Richard Porcher, Dailey challenges the current propaganda of developers who state that the beach is robust and accreting with substantial high […]
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