Mar 07 2008

Graham Named ‘Friend of the Coast’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has been named a ‘Friend of the Coast’ by the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA). 


“The Senator has proven himself as a champion of coastal issues by attaining funding and authorization for beach nourishment projects at Folly Beach , Edisto Island , Pawley’s Island, and the Grand Strand,” said Dr. Tim Kana, ASBPA Board member from South Carolina .  “The Senator is a strong voice for the coast.” 


ASBPA also acknowledged Graham for his work in authorizing language in the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 to construct storm water outfalls in Surfside Beach , Myrtle Beach, and North Myrtle Beach to improve water quality.  The group noted the projects will have a positive effect on the region’s economy.


The award was presented to Graham at the group’s 2008 Coastal Summit held last week in Washington .