Shem Creek Task Force to discuss Crab Bank Restoration Project

Charleston County News

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – The Mount Pleasant Shem Creek Task Force will hold a public meeting Tuesday evening to review the Crab Bank Restoration Project.

That project, which is being performed by the Army Corps of Engineers, called for 825,000 cubic yards of material to be dredged from the federal navigation channel in the Charleston Harbor and deposited on Crab Bank.

The plan has drawn concerns over the proposed location.

An evaluation of that project commissioned by the Town of Mount Pleasant found the dredged materials should be placed further southeast to account for the islands’ northerly migration over the years.

“Our goal is to work with the Corps to identify the plan that best preserves navigation within the Shem Creek Channel while restoring and preserving Crab Bank as a major seabird and shorebird rookery,” said Mayor Haynie in a press release.

The Shem Creek Task Force is expected to talk about the Corps of Engineers response to that evaluation.

The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in Mount Pleasant Council Chambers on Ann Edwards Lane.

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