Sanford Receives “Friend Of The Coast” Award

American Shore and Beach Preservation Association Honors Sanford

Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin and Nicole Elko, Ph.D. meet with Rep. Sanford

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, Representative Mark Sanford was named 2017’s House Representative “Friend of the Coast” by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association, an organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and enhancing coastal resources.

“I’m honored to receive this award from the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association,” said Rep. Sanford. “I think it’s important that we recognize how important our environment is and to treat it like it’s an investment in our future - because that’s how I see it. Accordingly, I look forward to working to continue efforts to conserve our natural as well as our financial resources."

The “Friend of the Coast” award is given annually to two members of Congress, one in the House of Representatives and one in the Senate. Representative Sanford was nominated for this award by Mayor Tim Goodwin of Folly Beach, SC and was supported by South Carolina Beach Advocates for his work in support of South Carolina’s beaches and his help in advancing the WIIN Act in 2016.