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Sea Grant Consortium discusses rising sea levels in Beaufort, Bluffton

BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

Sea Grant Consortium held two public workshops in Beaufort and in Bluffton to discuss the rising sea levels with residents.

The purpose of the workshops is to get residents and officials talking about putting together a plan to tackle the issue before it happens.

"This discussion is crucial," said Frank Knapp of the SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce. "We need to be doing this up the coast of South Carolina, so I want to congratulate Mayor Keyserling for having the leadership to actually be the first in South Carolina to engage in this discussion."

There will be another public workshop on St. Helena Island at the library. The meeting will start at 1 p.m.

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