Horry and Georgetown counties Wetlands and streams to serve as mitigation bank

Source: Carter Stilley Wetlands Mitigation Bank
Source: Carter Stilley Wetlands Mitigation Bank

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - More than 700 acres of restored and preserved wetlands and more than a mile of stream has been approved by the Charleston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the largest mitigation bank serving Horry and Georgetown counties.

The Carter Stilley Wetland & Stream Mitigation Bank was permitted in 2014 in Horry County, SC by American Timberlands Company.

Mitigation banking is the restoration, creation, enhancement, or preservation of a wetland, stream, or habitat conservation area which offsets expected adverse impacts to similar nearby ecosystems. 

The Bank's total 1,304 acres has been donated to the SC Department of Natural Resources to expand the Waccamaw River Heritage Preserve.

The Bank will be protected in perpetuity to offset the necessary impacts of roads, bridges, and other construction projects.

More info on American Timberlands Company and the Carter Stilley Welands and Stream Mitigation Bank:

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