Release Date: April 3, 2012
Marcy Benson , Senior Grants Administrator, (843)341-4689
In 2003 the Town of Hilton Head Island was named a Best Restored Beach by the American Coastal Coalition, which in 2004 became the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA). This year the ASBPA will celebrate the ten year anniversary of the Best Restored Beach award by recognizing past winners and asking the coastal community, residents, and visitors to vote for a Best Restored Beach. The ASBPA believes this competition will be a great way to promote the past winners’ beaches and to raise awareness about the importance of restoring the nation's beaches.
Three categories have been established by the ASBPA that allows similar beaches to compete against others around the country. In order to facilitate the voting process, the ASBPA established a special website to allow the public to vote for the best restored beaches in these categories.
Voting will begin March 30th and end April 27th. Votes may be cast once per day at : http://www.asbpa.org/about_us/about_us_best_restored_beach_2012.htm