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Daniel Island is one of the best places to live in the United States. Between city's history, its location, food, people, and climate, few places mix southern hospitality with laid-back vibes, quite like Daniel Island. As locals, we love calling The Holy City home, but living here comes with its challenges, especially if you are a home or business owner.

Due to the tropical-like weather and high humidity, surfaces like concrete and wood are often riddled with algae and mold, in addition to common grime and dirt. These natural occurrences can affect the beauty of your home or place of business, resulting in an unkempt, neglected look. That's where Palmetto Pressure Clean Daniel Island comes in - to restore your home or your business back to its original beauty and prevent unsightly growth and grime from re-occurring over time.

When it comes to pressure washing in Daniel Island, SC, we strive to provide our customers with industry-leading service, every time we are hired. While some pressure washing companies in Daniel Island are known for lazy workers and mediocre services, we make it a point to exceed our customer's expectations. We do so by prioritizing quick responses, extra-hard work, ongoing training, and excellent customer service. We stand behind our work - check out our reviews on Google!

We're the best choice to protect your home or business not only from mold and mildew but from bugs, bird's nests, spider webs, and potential damage caused by less experienced pressure washers in Daniel Island. Our customer's health, happiness, and satisfaction always come first. We are a licensed, insured pressure washing company in Daniel Island. When you hire our company, know that we will treat your home as if it were our own.

At the end of the day, our mission is simple: give our customers top-notch service and beautiful results while remaining friendly, approachable, and helpful. We specialize in two forms of pressure washing: residential and commercial. Keep reading to learn more about our pressure washer process and the benefits of each type of service.

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Residential Pressure Washing in
Daniel Island, SC

When you own a home in the Lowcountry, its exterior is constantly exposed to the elements, resulting in mildew, dirt, and pollen. When not properly cleaned, the exterior surfaces of your home like brick, stucco, and vinyl suffer. With time, they can even break down. At Palmetto Pressure Clean Daniel Island, we use a specially-crafted cleaning solution and time-tested techniques to remove hazardous contaminants safely and effectively.

Unlike some pressure washers in Daniel Island, we use a no-to-low pressure washing strategy for residential properties. Also called "soft washing," this process includes washing and rinsing your windows, along with the exterior face of your gutters. High-pressure tactics are effective against mildew, but they run the risk of causing damage to your siding and windows. Our soft wash cleaner is specifically designed to remove mildew and algae gently, yet effectively from many porous surfaces. Our professional pressure washers also manually brush your gutters with a stain-removing agent to remove unsightly black streaks.

Our soft pressure washing process not only cleans your home but protects it from high-pressure techniques that damage your paint and siding. With soft washing, you won't have to worry about diminished curb appeal or reduced resale value of your home.

These techniques use gentle water pressure and at the same time, apply an environmentally friendly cleaning solution to remove contaminants. With this strategy, your plants and other landscaped areas won't suffer any damage, which is why many homeowners prefer going this route. Once the cleaning agent has removed mold, algae, etc., our team thoroughly rinses the exterior of your home. After rinsing, your home will be left with a squeaky-clean appearance that will make your neighbors jealous in the best way possible.

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Our residential pressure washing services don't end with soft washing. Here is a quick glance at a few other commonly requested services from homeowners just like you:

High-pressure cleaning with hot water. Our high-pressure cleaning services are great for many different surfaces, like concrete, brick, and stone.

High-pressure cleaning

Gutter and roof debris removal with subsequent flush and removal of bagged debris from property.

Gutter and roof debris removal

Low-to-no pressure roof treatment to remove black staining and unsightly streaks resulting from algae, mold, and other contaminants.

Low-to-no pressure roof treatment

Cleaning of wood decks, fences, docks, decks, and more.

Cleaning of wood decks

Benefits of Residential Pressure Washing in Daniel Island, SC

Your home's exterior is exposed to harsh elements all the time. After all, its job is to keep the elements out so that you can enjoy life inside your home. Natural conditions like wind, dirt, sun, UV rays, birds, bugs, and insects - not to mention things like smoke, acid rain, and car exhaust - are constantly beating on your home. With time, your home becomes discolored, soiled, and even damaged.

If you own a home in Daniel Island, pressure washing is the most efficient and effective way to keep your home's exterior clean while safeguarding your time, family, and investment.

A few of the most common benefits of pressure washing include:

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Pressure Washing Prevents Damage

When moisture builds up in the summer and winter months, it can cause serious damage to your home's surfaces. Should you let grime or stains remain on your exterior surfaces for a long time, it can result in permanent damage. Contaminants like mold actually feed off of your paint and other finishes, essentially removing these accents from your home. Throw in hard-to-reach areas like cracks and crevices that are notorious for mildew growth, and there's a lot of potential damage waiting.

Fortunately, a professional pressure washer in Daniel Island, SC, can remove dirt, grime, mold, and other contaminants that can cause damage over time. This protects your investment and helps keep your family healthy.

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Pressure Washing Primes Surfaces for Painting

If you have plans to resurface, refinish, or repaint exterior portions of your home, pressure cleaning is a great way to prep your work area. By removing all grime and dirt from your work surface, you can be sure that you're working on a smooth, clean area free of grit. Pressure wash first if you're planning on other projects like re-staining your deck or refinishing your in-ground pool. Doing so will help your outdoor surfaces hold their new finish easier.

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Pressure Washing Protects Your Family

According to the ACAAI, some of the most common allergic triggers are mold, dust mites, pollen, and mildew. These contaminants can be harmful to your health. Having your home and its surfaces pressure washed at least once a year can be very beneficial for your family's health. This is especially true for people who are sensitive to allergens and mold. By removing contaminants and allergens from your home's surfaces, you can help prevent your family from getting sick. One of the best times to consider pressure washing your home is in springtime, when allergens are present. Our eco-friendly pressure washing solution will help remove and kill fungus, algae, mold, and even bacteria.

Commercial Pressure Washing in Daniel Island, SC

If you own a business with a storefront, you know how important first impressions can be. When customers walk up to your store and see it covered in mold, mildew, dirt, and grime, they may have second thoughts about buying your products. After all, if you can't take the time to make your business presentable for customers, why would you put any effort into the service or product that you're selling?

At Palmetto Pressure Clean Daniel Island, we work with business owners across Daniel Island who know the value of a professionally cleaned storefront. Some just don't have the time to pressure wash their business themselves. Others prefer to rely on our team of professional pressure washers to get the job done right the first time. Whatever your commercial pressure washing needs may be, we are here to help.

We offer our unmatched pressure washing services to a number of different businesses and organizations in Daniel Island, including:

  • Business Storefronts
  • Offices
  • Restaurants
  • Dumpster Pads
  • Churches
  • Apartments
  • Schools
  • Sidewalks
  • Windows
  • Much More!

Call our office today at 843-593-6815 to learn more about our commercial pressure washing process, and to set up quarterly or monthly service to keep your storefront looking fresh and clean.

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Benefits of Commercial Pressure Washing in Daniel Island, SC

When your commercial property takes a beating from the weather in Chucktown, the best way to achieve a clean, new look is with professional pressure washing. Our team uses high-pressure washing solutions for areas like parking lots, sidewalks, masonry, and concrete. We then use low-pressure washing techniques on your siding, windows, and other areas that need a gentler touch.

Additional benefits of commercial pressure washing include:

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Commercial Pressure Washing Means Fewer Repairs

With time, dirt and grime will build up on your commercial structure's sides and roof. When you pressure wash regularly, you can prevent rot from taking hold in areas where fences, sidewalks, gutters, and other hard surfaces are common. In fact, our cleaning solutions can help prevent serious structural damage caused by mold, mildew, algae, and other contaminants.

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Commercial Pressure Washing Helps Curb Appeal

If you are a business owner with a storefront, you have probably spent hours of time and thousands of dollars updating your facade. But when you don't take proper care of your businesses' exterior, all that time and money go to waste. Doing so gives customers a great first impression before they walk into your store. Additionally, you will almost certainly get higher offers on your store if it has been pressure washed and cleaned prior to listing it for sale.

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Commercial Pressure Washing Creates a Healthier Environment

Pressure washing makes any commercial building cleaner, making it a healthier environment for customers and employees. Customers just feel better and more at ease when they shop in a store that is well cared for. They are also more likely to spend more time in your business and become repeat customers. Not only will customers enjoy the benefits of a cleaner building, but so will your employees. They'll be healthier, happier, and won't have to worry about health concerns from mold, mildew, and fungus. Happy, healthy employees mean more satisfied customers, which ultimately benefits your bottom line.

Trust the Palmetto Pressure Clean Difference

At Palmetto Pressure Clean Daniel Island, we are passionate about delivering quality pressure cleaning services for residential and commercial needs. We are committed to excellence, meaning our carefully selected pressure washers pay extra attention to detail and quality in every task they perform. We truly value each job, no matter how large or small they may be. Unlike some of our competitors in Daniel Island, we want to build relationships with our clients. We strive to get to know every home and business owner that we have the privilege of serving. Whether we're pressure washing a historic home off Queen Street or a popular business off King Street, we always aim to exceed expectations.

Interested in learning more info about our pressure washing services in Daniel Island? Curious whether pressure washing is appropriate for your home or business? Ready to set up an appointment? Our stellar team of customer service professionals is here to help, even if you have a couple of simple questions to ask.

When it's time to get cleaning, rely on the Palmetto Pressure Clean team to turn your dingy nightmare into a spick and span dream.

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Tigers Tie for Fourth Place at Daniel Island Intercollegiate

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The University of Memphis men's golf team tied for fourth place in the 17-team field at the Daniel Island Intercollegiate on Tuesday with a score of 892 (+28). Mississippi State won the event with a total of 879 (+15)."Once again we were in position to have a great event and couldn't finish it off," head coach Blake Smart said. "There are definit...

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The University of Memphis men's golf team tied for fourth place in the 17-team field at the Daniel Island Intercollegiate on Tuesday with a score of 892 (+28). Mississippi State won the event with a total of 879 (+15).

"Once again we were in position to have a great event and couldn't finish it off," head coach Blake Smart said. "There are definitely positives to take from the semester, but we also have some glaring issues that need to be addressed in the offseason and that will process will start immediately."

KEY MOMENTS • Junior Esteban Vazquez led the way for the Tigers at the tournament, tying for sixth place with a total of 220 (+4). Vazquez was consistent for the whole event, carding rounds of 74-73-73. • Senior James Morgan posted a season-best finish for Memphis, tying for 12th place with a score of 222 (+6). After an opening round 80, Morgan bounced back to post back-to-back rounds of 71. • Sophomore Adam Coull tied for 27th place with a total of 225 (+9), while junior Jack Tanner finished in a tie for 45th with a score of 230 (+14). • Junior Ryan van der Klis tied for 51st place with a total of 231 (+15), while freshman Cian O'Connor tied for finished in a tie for 83rd with a score of 240 (+24) playing as an individual.

TIGER SCORECARD T-6. Esteban Vazquez 220 (+4) T-12. James Morgan 222 (+6) T-27. Adam Coull 225 (+9) T-45. Jack Tanner 230 (+14) T-51. Ryan van der Klis 231 (+15) T-83. Cian O'Connor 240 (+24)* * Played as an individual

TEAM STANDINGS 1. Mississippi State 879 (+15) 2. Florida Gulf Coast 882 (+18) 3. Campbell 891 (+27) T-4. Memphis 892 (+28) T-4. South Carolina 892 (+28)

NOTABLES • Vazquez's T-6 finish was a season-best and marked his second top-10 of the year. • Morgan's T-12 gave him his first top-20 of the season. • Memphis earned the team's second top-five finish of the year. The Tigers took fourth place at the season-opening Bearcat Invitational.

UP NEXT • The University of Memphis men's golf team will be back on the course on Feb. 6-7, 2023 when the Tigers head to Johns Island, S.C. to compete in the Battle at Briar's Creek.

How to follow the Tigers: For complete information on Memphis Tigers Men's Golf, visit www.GoTigersGo.com and follow the team's social media channels on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Meeting Notes - November 10, 2022

This week there are a large number of multifamily and large residential developments coming before the various City of Charleston boards and committees. Below are those items as well as the application results for specific items to Daniel Island and the Cainhoy area. More detailed agendas and results can be found at charleston-sc.gov/agendacenter.Nov. 10: A major subdivision for Cainhoy Del Webb Phase 1 at Clements Ferry Road and Cainhoy Road with a preliminary plat and road construction plans for a 164-unit, single-family residential...

This week there are a large number of multifamily and large residential developments coming before the various City of Charleston boards and committees. Below are those items as well as the application results for specific items to Daniel Island and the Cainhoy area. More detailed agendas and results can be found at charleston-sc.gov/agendacenter.

Nov. 10: A major subdivision for Cainhoy Del Webb Phase 1 at Clements Ferry Road and Cainhoy Road with a preliminary plat and road construction plans for a 164-unit, single-family residential development.

Nov. 10: A site plan for Mikasa Apartments, a 336-unit multifamily residential building and parking lot complex, on Clements Ferry Road in Cainhoy.

Nov. 17: A preliminary subdivision plat and road construction plans for Parcel K Infrastructure, a major subdivision at 2000 Daniel Island Drive on 36.9 acres.

Nov. 17: A site plan for Woodfield Daniel Island 3, a 163-unit multifamily development on 6 acres at 2058 Benefitfocus Way.

Nov. 3: A linear construction for a bridge replacement over Beresford Creek at Daniel Island Drive. Results: Pending final documentation to Engineering and MS4. Once approved, submit plans to Engineering for stamping.

Nov. 3: A linear construction for the installation of a gas main and electrical conduit as a result of the Beresford Creek Bridge replacement project. Results: Pending final documentation to Engineering and MS4. Once approved, submit plans to Engineering for stamping.

Nov. 3: A site plan for a 110-slip marina and associated parking at Thomas Island Marina on Clements Ferry Road. Results: Revise and resubmit to TRC.

Nov. 3: A site plan for tree and vegetation removal, rough grading and surcharge at Woodfield Point Hope 3, a 312-unit multifamily apartment complex on 44.6 acres, at Clements Ferry Road and Cainhoy Village Road. Results: Revise and resubmit to TRC.

Nov. 3: A site plan for Travis Lane Townhomes, 52 units on 11.44 acres, on Travis Lane in Cainhoy. Results: Submit to TRC for 1st review.

REGULARLY SCHEDULED CITY & COUNTY MEETINGS

Berkeley Co. Bd. of Education meets twice each month. Executive Committee meets at 5:30 p.m.; meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Berkeley Co. Council meets fourth Mon. of each month, 6 p.m., Berkeley County Admin. Blg., 1003 Hwy 52, Moncks Corner.

City of Charleston Council typically meets the second and fourth Tues. of each month, 5 p.m., City Hall, 80 Broad Street, Charleston, SC and/or virtually via Conference Call #1-929-205-6099; Access Code: 912 096 416. Exceptions: Summer Schedule - 3rd Tues. of June, July, and August; December meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tues. Dates and locations subject to change.

City of Charleston Technical Review Committee meets every Thurs. at 9 a.m.via Zoom.

City of Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals – Site Design meets the 1st Wed. of each month at 5 p.m. via Zoom.

City of Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals – Zoning meets the 1st and 3rd Tues. of each month at 5:15 p.m., except for January and July when no meeting is held on the 1st Tues.

City of Charleston Design Review Board meets the 1st and 3rd Mon. of every month at 4:30 p.m.

City of Charleston Planning Commission meets the 3rd Wed. of every month at 5 p.m.

City of Charleston Board of Architectural Review – Large projects meets the 2nd and 4th Wed. of every month at 4:30 p.m.

City of Charleston Board of Architectural Review – Small projects meets the 2nd and 4th Thurs. of every month at 4:30 p.m.

All meetings are open for public comment except the City of Charleston Technical Review Committee meetings.

Men's Golf Still In First Through Round Two of Daniel Island Intercollegiate

CHARLESTON, S.C. - FCGU remains in first place at the Daniel Island Intercollegiate through 36 holes of competition."The weather was significantly better today," head coach Andrew Danna said. "We still have a long way to go. It's important to try and stay as efficient as possible."The Eagles expanded its tournament lead out to three strokes over No. 23 an...

CHARLESTON, S.C. - FCGU remains in first place at the Daniel Island Intercollegiate through 36 holes of competition.

"The weather was significantly better today," head coach Andrew Danna said. "We still have a long way to go. It's important to try and stay as efficient as possible."

The Eagles expanded its tournament lead out to three strokes over No. 23 and second-place Mississippi State on Monday, shooting a 292 in round two. On Sunday, FGCU opened the event with a 295 team round.

FGCU also leads No. 61 South Carolina by seven shots and tournament host Charleston Southern by 31.

The third and final round of play is scheduled to begin on Tuesday as the Green and Blue looks to capture its first team title of the 2022-23 season.

Sam Baker (Cloquet, Minn.) now leads all Eagles after some moving-day shuffle during round two action, currently placing tied for second on the player leaderboard at 2-over-par. Baker is in a three-way tie for second and just six strokes back of the individual leader. Gene Zeigler from South Carolina leads the field at 4-under.

Austin Cherichella (Orlando, Fla.) made a charge up the leaderboard as well, surging all the way from T34th to T5th. Cherichella is the only Eagle to card an under-par round thus far in Charleston. On Monday, he fired a two-under 70 and sits 3-over heading into Tuesday's final round.

Jon Hopkins (England) shaved two strokes from his opening-round effort and is tied for 10th. Lucas Fallotico (Italy) rounds out the four counting scores for FGCU, currency placing tied for 23rd.

Entering the day, Pierre Viallaneix (Apopka, Fla.) led the tournament but has now fallen to 38th.

EAGLE STARTING FIVE T2 Sam Baker 74-72 | +2 T5 Austin Cherichella 77-70 | +3 T10 Jon Hopkins 75-73 | +4 T23 Lucas Fallotico 74-77 | +7 T38 Pierre Viallaneix 72-81 | +9

*Individual T58 Thomas Salanito 80-75 | +11

TEAM LEADERBOARD 1 #77 FGCU +11 | 295-292 | 587 2 #23 Mississippi State +14 | 296-294 | 590 3 #61 South Carolina +18 | 304-290 | 594 4 #79 Memphis +24 | 307-293 | 600 5 #86 MTSU +25 | 304-297 | 601 T6 #152 Louisiana Tech +26 | 305-297 | 602 T6 #162 Campbell +26 | 305-297 | 602 8 #172 Loyola Maryland +27 | 309-294 | 603 T9 #123 Jacksonville +31 | 310-297 | 607 T9 #100 UAB +31 | 308-299 | 607 11 #48 Mercer +32 | 313-295 | 608 12 #159 Seton Hall +37 | 303-310 | 613 13 #237 Houston Chritian University +39 | 313-302 | 615 T14 #128 Charleston Southern +42 | 310-308 | 618 T14 #108 College of Charleston +42 | 315-303 | 618 T16 #131 Wofford +45 | 320-301 | 621 T16 #187 Francis Marion +45 | 322-299 | 621 18 #236 USC Upstate +63 | 326-313 | 639

For complete coverage of FGCU men's golf, follow the Eagles on Twitter and Instagram (@FGCU_MGolf), Facebook (@FGCUAthletics), and online at www.FGCUAthletics.com. You can also sign-up to have news on FGCU men's golf and all 15 sport programs delivered directly to your inbox by visiting www.fgcuathletics.com/email.

E.A.G.L.E. CAMPAIGN IT TAKES A TEAM to achieve our newest goal - a $10 million campaign to address student-athlete needs in continued academic success, life skills, mental health, nutrition, and strength and conditioning as well as departmental needs in facility expansion and improvement as well as mentoring and leadership training for coaches and staff. The name embodies our mission and the purpose of the E.A.G.L.E. Campaign - Eagle Athletics Generating Lifetime Excellence. Join Our Team and pledge your gift today to help the Eagles of tomorrow!

HEAD COACH ANDREW DANNA Danna is in his fourth year at the helm of the men's golf program with the Eagles earning FGCU's first-ever NCAA Tournament at-large berth in department history during the 2022 season. He has led the Eagles to second-place finishes at the 2021 and 2022 ASUN Championships and was named the program's first-ever ASUN Coach of the Year (2021) and repeated in 2022. One of the best turnarounds in NCAA history saw the Green and Blue, led by Van Holmgren who became the first player to earn PING All-Region honors, jump from No. 257 in the final 2019-20 GolfStat.com rankings to a then program-best 65 to close out 2020-21. The Eagles set a new program-best during the 2022 season at No. 47 in the GolfStat.com rankings. Holmgren won the ASUN Championship individual title to qualify for the NCAA Regionals. Before taking over in Fort Myers, he served the 2018-19 season as the assistant at LSU. Prior to that he was the ultra-successful head coach for six years at Lynn University where he led them to the 2018 NCAA Division II national championship and was, subsequently, chosen the David Williams National Coach of the Year. He also led the Fighting Knights to three national runner-up placements, with a third and eighth place finish in his other two seasons.

#FEEDFGCU FGCU Athletics sponsors events in November and April to benefit the FGCU Campus Food Pantry (www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry) and the Harry Chapin Food Bank (www.harrychapinfoodbank.org), FGCU Athletics' charities of choice. For more information, including how to make a contribution, please visit www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry and utilize the hashtag #FeedFGCU to help raise awareness.

ABOUT FGCU FGCU teams have combined to win an incredible 92 conference regular season and tournament titles in just 15 seasons at the Division I level. Additionally, in just 11 seasons of D-I postseason eligibility, the Eagles have had a combined 45 teams or individuals compete in NCAA championships. In 2022, the men's golf team became the first program to earn at at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament. Eight FGCU programs have earned a top-25 national ranking in their respective sport - including women's basketball (No. 20, 2021-22), beach volleyball (No. 20, 2022) and both men's soccer (2018, 2019) and women's soccer (2018) as four of the most recent. In 2016-17, the Green and Blue posted a department-best sixth-place finish in the DI-AAA Learfield Directors' Cup and top-100 showing nationally, ahead of several Power-5 and FBS institutions. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and state of Florida best seven teams earn the NCAA's Public Recognition Award for their Academic Progress Rate in their sport. FGCU also collectively earned a record 3.50 GPA in the classroom in the fall 2020 semester and has outperformed the general University undergraduate population for 26 consecutive semesters. The past five semesters (Fall 2019 – Spring 2022) saw another milestone reached as all 15 programs achieved a 3.0-or-higher cumulative team GPA. The Eagles also served an all-time high 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 - being recognized as one of two runners-up for the inaugural NACDA Community Service Award presented by the Fiesta Bowl.

Sea turtle season wraps with high nest numbers

South Carolina’s official sea turtle nesting season concluded October 31, 2022 with welcome news. Data collected by agency staff and its volunteer network showed an estimated 8,004 nests laid along state beaches this year, the second-highest number on record.“We're excited to see another successful nesting year for sea turtles along the South Carolina coast," said Michelle Pate, ...

South Carolina’s official sea turtle nesting season concluded October 31, 2022 with welcome news. Data collected by agency staff and its volunteer network showed an estimated 8,004 nests laid along state beaches this year, the second-highest number on record.

“We're excited to see another successful nesting year for sea turtles along the South Carolina coast," said Michelle Pate, nesting program leader for the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). "Increased nest counts since the mid- to late 2000s show promise for the loggerhead; we're seeing the continued benefits of conservation measures enacted decades ago as well as those management techniques still used today."

Most nests in South Carolina belong to loggerhead sea turtles, which accounted for over 99% of nests in 2022. But loggerheads weren’t the only species to visit the coast this year. Green sea turtles laid an estimated 21 nests on beaches ranging from Myrtle Beach to Edisto Island, a record number for South Carolina. The threatened green sea turtle is an infrequent nester on state beaches, but young greens are more common in South Carolina salt marshes and tidal creeks, where they find shelter and food.

In late September, beaches north of Charleston took a powerful beating from Hurricane Ian – including the state’s densest nesting islands in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. The Category 1 storm made landfall south of Georgetown.

"Fortunately, most of the nests had already hatched by the time the storm reached us," said Pate. "But continued and heavy overwash by King Tides [seasonally high tides] earlier in the season rendered a lot of eggs non-viable." Collectively, King Tides and Hurricane Ian reduced the nesting habitat available to nesting females by eroding beaches, including recently renourished beaches.

A success story of the season unfolded in the Town of Edisto Beach, where work to reduce the dangers of artificial lighting continued to pay off. Sea turtles rely on the light of the night horizon to navigate, making both nesting mothers and emerging hatchlings very sensitive to artificial lights. Repeated instances of sea turtle disorientation due to nearby street and beachfront lighting led the Town of Edisto Beach to secure a federal grant in 2020 to install new, turtle-friendly streetlights. With the help of Dominion energy, the lights were installed in 2021, and instances of hatchling disorientation dropped this year. Beachfront lighting continues to be a persistent problem elsewhere, particularly on the heavily visited, heavily lit beaches of Hilton Head Island and the Grand Strand.

South Carolina’s federal recovery goal for loggerheads is 9,200 nests. Nest numbers are just one of many considerations and milestones that are part of the national Recovery Plan for the loggerhead sea turtle, but they’re part of a growing body of research suggesting the species is on a positive path.

You can support the SCDNR Marine Turtle Conservation Program through the purchase of an Endangered Species Sea Turtle Specialty License Plate or by contributing to the Endangered Wildlife fund when completing your taxes.

Union Pier Terminal redevelopment a ‘transformational opportunity’

Daniel Island residents, along with the rest of the City of Charleston’s tax base, are helping fund the future of a long-awaited waterfront redevelopment downtown terminal at the Port of Charleston – Union Pier.Union Pier’s redevelopment has been more of a pipe dream than a reality for the past 40 years, since the city’s waterfront plan began in 1980. After two unsuccessful visions by the landowner, the South Carolina State Ports Authority, in 1996 and 2010, SPA has teamed up with Los Angeles-based real estate ...

Daniel Island residents, along with the rest of the City of Charleston’s tax base, are helping fund the future of a long-awaited waterfront redevelopment downtown terminal at the Port of Charleston – Union Pier.

Union Pier’s redevelopment has been more of a pipe dream than a reality for the past 40 years, since the city’s waterfront plan began in 1980. After two unsuccessful visions by the landowner, the South Carolina State Ports Authority, in 1996 and 2010, SPA has teamed up with Los Angeles-based real estate investment company Lowe Enterprises, owner of Wild Dunes on Isle of Palms, for a third attempt to build a waterfront paradise with the equivalence to a master-planned community.

The Daniel Island Neighborhood Association invited SPA and Lowe to Daniel Island Pointe Retirement Community for a Nov. 2 meeting to share their latest vision for the site – a 70-acre parcel with 40 acres of high ground and 30 acres of piers over the water. A future destination that DI residents may be able to access via a brief boat ride across the Charleston Harbor.

“We’ve really been talking about redeveloping Union Pier for decades and it’s finally coming to a patch where it really is happening at this stage of the game,” said Jordy Yarborough, SPA vice president of statewide stakeholders and local government engagement. “… It is transformational for the (Charleston) peninsula.”

Union Pier’s vision became reawakened when SPA announced in March that they are shifting from a homeport operation to a port-of-call operation and would not extend their contract with Carnival Cruise Line beyond the end of 2024. Beginning in 2025, Union Pier will offer 104 port-of-calls a year which equates to two stops a week for cruise ships staying overnight. The rest of the year, the pier can function as a site for maritime-related events.

This change in operation also permits SPA to remove the cruise terminal parking lot and build on the existing parcel. SPA has said they intend to develop the property into a mixed-use neighborhood that blends seamlessly with downtown Charleston and includes single, family and workforce housing, restaurants, retail and office space, waterfront access and open space for a park.

“Not only is this a transformational opportunity for downtown,” said Jacob Lindsey, Lowe’s vice president of development, “but ultimately the sale of Union Pier goes toward furthering the economy of the state of South Carolina.”

Lindsey noted that the buildings, which includes hotels, will range from four to eight stories tall. The development will be predominantly residential with housing options to buy and rent.

As for parking, Lindsey noted there will only be parallel and structural parking and no surface-level parking lots. Additionally, all utilities will be installed underground.

In terms of recreation, an island-style public waterfront park is being envisioned for the 30-acre portion of low ground, where SPA warehouses currently sit for storage. Other features to be included, pending a feasibility study, are a marina promenade and a dock with public boat access.

“Great spaces around the world have wonderful waterfronts and there is no reason Charleston shouldn’t either,” Lindsey added.

Historical elements on site such as the Bennett Rice Mill facade, a rice mill that opened in 1845, and the area where the Mosquito Fleet, a black Charleston fishing crew from the 1860s until the 1950s, are slated to be stabilized and preserved.

Yarborough noted that Union Pier’s entitlement paperwork is projected to be done by next summer and will enter a public bidding process for sale by the end of 2023. SPA will use the sale to fund future infrastructure needs, such as Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Hugh K.

Leatherman Terminal that required $1 billion of funding for Phase 1.The future buyer, whether it be Lowe or not, is bound by the parameters of the developing master plan. For more information or to submit feedback, visit unionpiersc.com/.

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