CHARLESTON - The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association is meeting in Charleston for the first time in its 80-plus years, focusing on the dynamics and diversity of the Lowcountry coastline.
Its a heads-up for local coastal leaders, elected officials and legislators on what they can do to keep their own beaches, marshes and communities livable, said Harry Simmons, association president.
The ASPBA began as a citizens group of shoreline professionals working with the U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers to provide recreational beaches, primarily through beach renourishment projects.
It has evolved as a proponent of cutting-edge science and technology to understand how our particular beaches are molded and reshaped, said Tim Kana, an ASPBA director.
The meeting Oct. 13-15 includes sessions on such topics as sand movement in Lowcountry inlets and biological recovery from beach renourishment, among regional and national topics.