Army Corps of Engineers seeks comment on Bald Head Island terminal groin
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The Army Corps of Engineers is looking for public input on possibly building a terminal groin at Bald Head Island.

The Corps of Engineers is releasing the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Village of Bald Head Island Shoreline Stabilization Project. The project proposal includes the construction of a terminal groin and beach nourishment to address erosion at the western end of South Beach. The goal is to protect public infrastructure, roads, homes, beaches, dunes and wildlife habitat.

The Corps of Engineers is asking for public comments to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. Any comments received will be considered by the Corps of Engineers to determine whether to issue, modify, condition or deny a permit for this proposal.

Click here to see the Final EIS and the Public Notice

Comments may be sent to:

Mr. Ronnie Smith
Wilmington Regulatory Field Office
69 Darlington Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28403.

Comments must be received by close of business on Sept. 1. Questions can be directed to Smith at (910) 251-4829.

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if any groins are gong to get built they should be built in inlets like shallotte and carolina beach first, not just in rich peoples beach's

Bald Head Island is more like a private island for the wealthy. This is a barrier island and should have never been developed. Now for some reason the general public tax dollars are suppose to fund the nourishment of the beaches there? Why? If the wealthy decide to build or buy on a barrier island then it should be at their own risk. It should not be the responsibility of the rest of the population to pay for their beaches.

If a groin should be built anywhere it would be at both sides of carolina beach inlet like it has been done at Masonboro inlet