It's on us. Share your news here.

North Myrtle Beach makes progress in ‘living shoreline’ project

Posted on April 10, 2024

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The city of North Myrtle Beach says it is one step closer to building a living shoreline that’ll help preserve the coast.

Over 180 manufactured wire reefs were positioned along the shoreline at the Heritage Shores Nature Preserve on Thursday.

These reefs are small cages made of wood and wire that aim to provide a habitat favorable for oysters.

The city then hopes the oysters will help create an erosion-resistant natural shoreline. The oysters would also help with water quality and biodiversity in the area.

With the reefs down, the city said the next step is to plant around 6,000 native plants in the Heritage Shores Nature Preserve.

“The plants, along with the oyster baskets, will work together to take root, and the sediment will fill in,” the city stated in a news release.

That step will happen in either late April or early May.


It's on us. Share your news here.
Submit Your News Today

Join Our
Click to Subscribe