Folly Beach County Park project to officially start

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - It may be just the beginning phases, but work is scheduled to begin this weekend on the Folly Beach County Park. {}

If the weather cooperates, contractors will begin pumping new sand onto areas of the beach that have eroded away. Once this step is complete, crews will build a structure called a groin that will extend 745 feet out to sea and help keep the new sand from slipping away again. {}The goal of the Folly Beach Shore Stabilization Project is to allow for the reopening of the park foremost for public beach access, providing space for approximately 200 vehicles, plus lifeguards on staff seasonally. Future plans may also provide for portable restrooms and concessions.{}Furthermore, renourishing the beach will restore and protect the resources of FBCP from erosion and storm events. Secondarily, the restoration will provide a beach and dune area that will facilitate sea turtle nesting and shorebird habitat.{}You can click here for a link to a new CCPRC website complete with weekly updates on the construction.{}