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Army Corps of Engineers finishing up Folly Beach renourishment with sand fences, plantings

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FOLLY BEACH, South Carolina — The Army Corps of Engineers is putting the final touches on a $30 million beach rebuilding project at Folly Beach by putting up sand fences and planting tens of thousands of plants.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that (http://bit.ly/1zoWS5n ) the Corps is putting up five miles of fencing on the island southwest of Charleston.

The fences will catch blowing sand and help build dunes to protect structures from erosion.

The Corps also is planting 100,000 sea oats and other plants to help stabilize the dunes. The roots of the plants help prevent the dunes from blowing away.

The Corps says the work is expected to be completed by the end of March.


Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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