The US Army Corp of Engineers offered to give Tybee Island some of the sand that it plans to dredge up from the bottom of the Savannah River during a proposed harbor deepening. But Tybee Island's city council members have rejected the offer, citing beach aesthetic and safety concerns.
Some Tybee Island residents are worried about the possibility of mud on the beach from Savannah harbor deepening. The half-billion-dollar port expansion project is expected to give Tybee mountains of sand from the bottom of the Savannah River. It'll be placed just offshore to protect the island from beach erosion.