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13

Kiawah Development Plan Angers Environmentalists

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Dolphins feed in the inlet along Captain Sam’s Spit by corralling menhaden in the shallows or onto the bank and leaping after them to feast.

The spit is a feeding ground where pelicans and any number of other shorebirds gather. The teardrop-shaped cape of sand and dunes past Beachwalker Park on Kiawah’s Island’s west end is one of the last undeveloped dunes-and-maritime forest stretches around, a prized scenic getaway for boaters and beachcombers.

Developers also like the land, which they say would be a prime location for a new 50-home community. Environmentalists worry about incremental steps that could push the development proposals to reality.

First, developers wanted a half-mile-long concrete seawall along the inlet bank. Then they wanted a shorter, underground steel wall through Captain Sam’s Spit itself. Now, they want a community dock on the Kiawah River.

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