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DNREC TO DISCARD WASTE IN BEACH COVE

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is in the engineering and permitting phases of a project to dredge White Creek and discard the potentially toxic waste in Beach Cove

 

THE WASTE FROM WHITE CREEK WILL BE DISCARDED IN BEACH COVE

The project will dredge white creek and put the waste into the marsh area of Beach Cove. This is the area circled in red where many of us paddle board, canoe and water ski.  

Comment from local resident:  

I am opposed to any permitting that would allow the use of dredge spoils in Slough’s Gut. The Slough's Gut area is an important part of Beach Cove utilized by kayakers, paddleborders and boaters for recreation, fishing, and crabbing. The use of dredge spoils to “restore” a marsh is a misnomer and would in fact degrade the existing natural environment. The dredge spoils and related contaminants would damage the existing marsh and leach into Beach Cove. There is no legitimate need to expand the large existing marsh adjacent to Slough’s Gut other than the convenient disposal of dredge spoils resulting from increased power boat use on White Creek. The proposed project and required use of heavy equipment will have a negative impact on the environment, navigation, marine life and quality of life of Beach Cove residents and recreational users.

 

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Before & After

The picture on the left is how the south end of Beach Cove looks like today

The photo on the right is how it will look 3 years after the 
dredge is complete

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