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A plan to save Parris Island? $475K project will prepare for environmental threats

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Source: Kacen Bayless, The Island Packet
A plan to save Parris Island? $475K project will prepare for environmental threats

When news spread in late September that the Marine Corps was considering closing its historic base at Parris Island, local leaders were shocked.

The Marine bases at Port Royal’s Parris Island and in San Diego have long needed infrastructure upgrades, but Beaufort County officials did not expect that part of the Marine Corps’ plan to modernize itself could mean losing a base so vital to the local economy.

The potential closure of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is one of several options the Corps is considering to adhere to a Congressional mandate that requires the bases to support co-ed training within five years.

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