During 2020 a massive on-slaught of requests to sand mine hit the Gullah/Geechee Nation‘s coast. Currently, the folks in Huger, SC are working on the issue there, the Daufuskie Island case is awaiting its turn at mediation and in court, Horry County, SC seems to be welcoming this in spite of many people in that county being in opposition to it, and now enters Awendaw, SC!
King Tract LLC in Atlanta, GA requested a permit to mine 1,300 acres adjacent to the Francis Marion National Wildlife Refuge and was appropriately DENIED the permit. So, they did what most destructioneers that come to the Gullah/Geechee Nation‘s coast do-take it to court. Prior to getting to court, the zoning appeals boards of incorporated towns and the counties get courted by attorneys to have closed door “mediations” to see if they can sway the decision and get them turned in their favor. Well, the case in Awendaw is a textbook example of this.
The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition is calling on supporters worldwide to sign the petition to STOP the King Tract Sand Mine in Awendaw, SC. We MUST have the signatures in by Wednesday, February 17, 2021 before the Town of Awendaw closes public comments on this matter. Please sign and share the petition TODAY: