Victory for the Kiawah Spit

Kiawah at Dawn, batik on silk, 36" x 72", 2002

The Coastal Conservation League has announced a victory in the battle against the improper development of the Kiawah Spit. In their 25th anniversary publication, South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) says that they “won a crucial judgment in the South Carolina Supreme Court rejecting the lower court’s decision to permit a 2,783-foot long by 40-foot wide concrete block mat on the sandy beaches of the Spit, proposed for the purpose of facilitating residential development.” Kiawah Development Partners is appealing yet again, but lawyers at SCELP have little worry that the Supreme Court would reverse its decision. We want to thank attorney Amy Armstrong and everyone involved in this fight, including law professionals, donors, activists, supporters and the organizations Friends of the Kiawah River, CCL, and SCELP.

Read the history of our coverage of this issue under “Kiawah Spit” and view the video “50 Houses on Kiawah Sand” by Celie Dailey.

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