St. Helena Island native Gullah/Geechees, new residents, and supporters from other areas in Beaufort County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation came out in mass to hear a proposal from “Sixth Senses / Bay Point Development LLC” which is actually owned by IHG Hotels. They are a luxury resort company that has couched their proposal as “ecofriendly” and “sustainable.” However, they want to build on a highly erosional island called “Bay Point” which is adjacent to historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
Gullah/Geechee people have been displaced by resort destructionment time and time again and they are now having to deal with increased erosion and climate change impacts due to these types of places. Sustaining Bay Point naturally is critical to the ecological balance of the Sea Islands including St. Helena Island. Tune in to hear how the community stood up in OPPOSITION to this proposal to build there. An online petition has garnered support from around the world in OPPOSITION as well: http://chng.it/gcmmgqFq