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Folly Beach County Park to re-open July 3

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The Folly Beach County Park will re-open July 3, just in time for the July 4 holiday. The Folly Beach County Park will re-open July 3, just in time for the July 4 holiday.
CHARLESTON, SC -

The Folly Beach County Park will re-open July 3, just in time for the July 4 holiday.

The contractor T.I.C. is moving into the final stages of the construction of the terminal groin, which is composed of steel sheet piles with a concrete cap. Over the next week, various projects will be underway to prepare the park for public opening. An estimated 5,000 plants, including sea oats and panic grass, will be planted on the park property. Beach accesses, outdoor showers, and parking spaces are also being worked on over the next week.

Last weekend, the Folly Beach Turtle Patrol night monitor spotted the park site's first sea turtle nest since the project began. A loggerhead sea turtle nest containing 135 eggs was laid on the edge of the beach slope near the work area. Due its proximity to the water's edge, state certified turtle monitors relocated the nest to a better location for hatching, farther down the beach outside the county park area.

The park will open at 9 a.m. July 3 for public visitors, and a grand opening ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on the beach.

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