Tag Archives: Dr. Orrin Pilkey

Lowcountry in focus: the Kiawah Spit

The Coastal Conservation League, in association with GrowFood Carolina, reported on the status of Captain Sams Spit, Kiawah Island, in their recent newsletter, Lowcountry in focus: Captain Sams Spit is a 150-acre teardrop-shaped landform on the south end of Kiawah Island. (A spit is a narrow coastal land formation that is tied to the coast […]
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Orrin Pilkey speaks against the use of dredge sand on unihabited Shackleford Banks, NC

Dr. Orrin H. Pilkey was quoted in the article N.C. coastal dredging plan irks beach communities, environmentalists: “I oppose it because I’m so strongly in favor of the Park Service’s ‘let nature rip’ policy,” he said. “And what I fear, and what others like myself fear, is that the Park Service is starting to waffle […]
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Engineering Venice & reflections on Charleston

With the recent news of Venice flooded, we revisit Mary Edna’s batik, Venice, Italy, which was the cover image of A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands (Columbia University Press, 2003), co-authored by Orrin H. Pilkey and Mary Edna Fraser. Thinking of Venice also causes reflection on our own city, Charleston, whose flooded version was […]
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