Negotiators at loggerheads over Folly Beach County Park groin

Talk has broken down and both sides are angry over negotiations on how to handle potential environmental damage from a proposed groin to restore sand at the once-popular Folly Beach County Park.

The future of the closed park is at stake — or the future of the nearby Bird Key Stono/Skimmer Flats shorebird grounds — depending on which side you ask.

The park property is being overwashed by tides, and if an agreement cannot be reached, could be lost before a court battle is decided, a Charleston Park and Recreation Commission official says.

The Coastal Conservation League wants assurance that the nearby shorebirds grounds will be protected for any damage by the groin.

Read more in upcoming editions of The Post and Courier.

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