Protect NC Beaches
North Carolina prides itself on natural beaches where sandbars can form and move with the tides. For years the state's coastal managers have not allowed destructive shoreline structures like seawalls and revetments because they often cause more problems than they cure. Unfortunately the NC legislature is now planning to change that, and allow for the construction of "terminal groins" - rock walls that stick out into the ocean to trap sand movements around tidal inlets. These groins are very likely to exacerbate erosion problems on nearby beaches and will cost taxpayers millions to build and maintain.
A small group of legislators are currently debating the final changes. Please send them a letter today saying that you do not want new hard structures on your beaches.
To learn more about shoreline structures visit Beachapedia, Surfrider's coastal knowledge resource.