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Working Waterfronts in South Carolina

What are Working Waterfronts?

Working waterfronts are areas that provide public access to water-dependent activities. They can include such places as fishing docks, recreational boat ramps, and marinas.

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium provides provides science-based information and technical assistance to help coastal communities make decisions about their working waterfronts.

Community Outreach Projects

Working Waterfronts Community Forums

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and partners talked with stakeholders regarding challenges facing their working waterfronts. The research results were presented at Community Forums designed to facilitate discussion and help prioritize issues.

S.C. Working Waterfronts: Traditions in Transition

Five South Carolina communities were highlighted in this web-based story map. The story map explores the past, present, and future of each waterfront in the context of changing cultures, rising sea levels, and changing climate.

Working Waterfronts Resources

Podcast: Understanding the Working Waterfronts’ Contribution to the Blue Economy

In this podcast, Matt Gorstein, the Consortium’s Assistant Director for Development and Extension, is interviewed by Ashley Bennis with Texas Sea Grant to discuss South Carolina’s Blue Economy and how working waterfronts contribute to the economic output. The podcast is a collaboration of the National Working Waterfront Network and the American Shoreline Podcast Network.

Working Waterfronts Articles