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Tilling for turtles

Calvin Anderson of L-J Contracting gestures to tractor driver Walter Poswell as the two test out a sub soiler, a type of tiller, at Islanders Beach Park on Wednesday.
Calvin Anderson of L-J Contracting gestures to tractor driver Walter Poswell as the two test out a sub soiler, a type of tiller, at Islanders Beach Park on Wednesday. JAY KARR | The Island Packet

As part of the permit that allowed the Town of Hilton Head to renourish its beaches in 2007, the town has to loosen the sand each year to make it easier for sea turtles to nest. The tilling, which began Wednesday, should be completed in a week.

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