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Surfrider Foundation hauls truckloads of debris from Garden City Point

  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Anita Crone/For Inlet Outlook Dave Crystal directs Robin Gainer to the best place to start breaking up what appears to be steps for a path over the dunes.

About a dozen hardy members of the Surfrider Grand Strand loaded truckloads of debris from the Point on Sunday in an effort to clean up after the storms that hit the Grand Strand two weeks ago.

Decks from the oceanfront homes that were torn from their moorings, some with nails still intact, littered about half a mile of beach, posing a hazard to those that swim and surf in the area.

“If we don’t get it cleaned up, it could be carried back out to sea and it could injure a boater or surfer,” said Leland Rottler, grabbing one end of an approximately 8-foot 2 by 4 and hauling it to a waiting pickup.

“One of our members was out and saw the damage,” said Bruxanne Hein, who was among the organizers of the effort, as she bent to pick up palm fronds, a small palmetto, and smaller sticks and leaves, loading it into a large trash bag.

“There was even a dead dolphin,” she said.

On Sunday, though, there was no sign of the mammal.

A group of steps proved daunting to the saws and other tools that the cleanup crew brought with them, but the volunteers found ways to dismantle the steps and wrestled the remains into a truck bed.

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