I sent the following email to US Senator Lindsey Graham, US Senator Jim DeMint, and US House Representative Joe Wilson:
On January 22, 2009 representatives from South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (DHEC-OCRM) held a public meeting here at Sun City Hilton Head to obtain public comments and to answer questions concerning stormwater management ponds here. More than 550 people attended the meeting. A summary of the meeting can be found at http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/story/733671.html and http://peretired.blogspot.com/.
During the meeting there were several comments and questions from residents regarding wetlands here at SCHH. Many hardwood trees in the wetlands are dead or dying and pose a threat to homes here. Residents want to know what they can do to protect their homes from dead trees in the wetlands falling on them.
As the Army Corps of Engineers has jurisdiction over wetlands, and as Congress controls funding for the Corps of Engineers, we request that, similar to the DHEC public meeting, that you request that the Corps of Engineers send representatives to SCHH to hold a public meeting to explain the Corps position regarding wetlands here at SCHH, and to answer resident questions.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
If enough residents here do the same, then it'll happen. You can get telephone numbers and email and snail mail addresses for Graham, DeMint, and Wilson from google.