Posted on December 7, 2015
By Dan Chapman, AJC
Environmentalists Wednesday lambasted the Sea Island Co.’s plans to keep an already fragile beach — where eight multil-million dollar homes are proposed — from further eroding into the Atlantic Ocean.
Owners of Sea Island, the posh coastal resort favored by well-to-do Atlantans, seek state and federal permission to build a groin — a long, narrow, rocky structure in the water that prevents erosion in certain areas — as well as the addition of 120,000 yards of sand and a sand dune system along the so-called “spit” south of The Cloister.
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