The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) issued a letter to Sullivan’s Island stating that because the “level of tree removal is significant” under the controversial Maritime Forest Lawsuit Settlement, a Major Critical Area Permit from DHEC would be required if the town wishes to pursue the plan.
A former federal judge hired by the Town of Sullivan’s Island reviewed the controversial mediation settlement and found it to be “invalid and unenforceable.”
SI Town Council is holding a Special Meeting to discuss the Maritime forest on Wednesday, September 29 at 5pm.
URGENT: Tell town council members to ask for a judicial review of the controversial settlement agreement that is designed to cut down the Sullivan’s Island Maritime Forest.
On May 4, the voters of Sullivan’s Island came out in record-breaking numbers to voice their support for saving the maritime forest and elect a pro-conservation slate of candidates to Town Council. This is an important first step, but more urgent work remains!
It was a record-breaking voter turnout in the May 4 Sullivan’s Island election. The Post and Courier weighs in on what council should do with its new voter mandate.