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Conservation League Questions President Obama’s Drilling Proposal

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Offshore Drilling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Hamilton Davis   The Obama Administration today released a draft proposal that would open areas off the South Carolina coast to oil and gas exploration and development. This proposal represents a fundamental threat to the people, wildlife and natural resources that exemplify the best of what makes South Carolina a special place to live and work. Our state’s fisheries and ocean based tourism and recreation support nearly 79,000 jobs and generate over $4.4…

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Post & Courier: Charleston Gold rice takes center stage at party

Thursday, January 22, 2015 GrowFood Rice Party 2/6/15

Diners don’t have to eat very many meals around Charleston to become acquainted with Carolina Gold rice, described by producer and promoter Anson Mills as “the grandfather of long-grain rice in the Americas.” But even locals are just getting to know Charleston Gold, a whippersnapper in the rice family.

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Post & Courier: SILO puts the ‘e’ in farmers markets

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 SILO and GrowFood - Post & Courier article

The Charleston Farmers Market is closed until April, but that doesn’t mean the region’s run out of locally grown food. To the contrary, “there’s a huge bounty available,” says Patrick Kelly, co-owner of Sea Islands Local Outlet. “Right now, we have citrus, tons of leafy greens, hydroponic yellow tomatoes, taro root, turmeric, edible flowers and sweet potatoes.”

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SC Ports Authority, Lowcountry Open Land Trust, Coastal Conservation League, and Southern Environmental Law Center Announce Milestone Agreement for Harbor Deepening

Monday, January 5, 2015

Collaboration benefits land conservation efforts along Cooper River Corridor Charleston – Today SC Ports Authority, Lowcountry Open Land Trust, Coastal Conservation League and the Southern Environmental Law Center announced a milestone agreement for the Post-45 Harbor Deepening Project that includes a significant Port contribution to land conservation efforts along the Cooper River Corridor. SC Ports Authority (SCPA) is partnering with Lowcountry Open Land Trust (LOLT), Coastal Conservation League (CCL) and the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC)…

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Post & Courier: High court decision saves Captain Sam’s Spit

Thursday, December 11, 2014 Captain Sams Spit

The South Carolina Supreme Court dealt a formidable blow on Wednesday to a long-contested development proposed by Kiawah Development Partners along a narrow strip of pristine barrier island. The court’s decision should finally put an end to a bad idea. Captain Sam’s Spit, a fragile 120-acre stretch of beach and tideland on the southwestern end of Kiawah Island, has been tangled in legal battles since 2010. Wednesday’s decision marked the third time the high court…

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South Carolina Supreme Court Rejects Developer Permit to Build on Fragile Land

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Court rules for third time on controversial issue, Coastal Conservation League reacts Charleston, SC – Today South Carolina Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Dana Beach responded to the news that the South Carolina Supreme Court has rejected a permit sought by developers to build a massive sea wall and concrete block mat on Capt. Sam’s Spit, a fragile and highly mobile piece of land between Kiawah and Seabrook Islands: “This is a monumentally important…

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Post & Courier: Eating local during all seasons

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Eating local during all seasons - Post & Courier

With such a focus on food at Thanksgiving, Sara Clow says it’s the perfect season to think about eating local. And helping the community understand the benefits of a robust local food system is a main focus for Clow as general manager of GrowFood Carolina. Started three years ago as a project of the Coastal Conservation League, GrowFood Carolina works with 60 farmers in a 150-mile radius as a wholesale local food distribution center. GrowFood…


Join us at the historic John Stuart House on 10/14

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dear Friend: The Coastal Conservation League is launching an ambitious fundraising campaign, and I’d like to share a bit about why I believe this is the most important effort this community is undertaking right now, and to invite you to learn more. America has changed a lot since I was a boy. Here in the Lowcountry, like you, I have watched these woods, marshes, and creeks steadily disappear, and…

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Island Packet: Ordinance changes could bring balance

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Cannonball Jelly Fish

Fact-finding can ease tensions and measure concerns over the impact of a new fishery in Beaufort County.

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Settlement secures key protections for Catawba-Wateree rivers, ends legal stalemate

Monday, July 14, 2014

Agreement benefits fish and wildlife, protects river health July 17, 2014 Columbia, S.C. – American Rivers, the Southern Environmental Law Center, and the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League announced a settlement agreement with Duke Energy and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control that includes important protections for the Catawba and Wateree rivers and imperiled fish and wildlife. The agreement ends a legal stalemate over the issuance of a new operating license…

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