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Friday, July 28, 2023

A contractor is planting 150,000 seagrass springs along the length of Myrtle Beach to give Mother Nature a helping hand.  Workers drill a hole in the sand, drop in some fertilizer, plop in a seagrass spring, tamp it down and add water – 150,000 times.  Last month, the city installed 10 miles of new sand fencing, followed by the new seagrass plantings, to trap windblown sand and rebuild the sand dunes.  Hurricane Ian flattened many of the dunes last fall.  The new fencing and grass will help retain and collect sand along the shore until Myrtle Beach receives a full beach renourishment from the US Army Corps of Engineers sometime next year.  The seagrass planting is expected to take about two weeks.  Remember:  It’s illegal to damage the sand dunes, sand fencing or seagrass, with fines of up to $500 and/or 30 days in jail.

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