Great Interview with Quintin Washington

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Folks – I wanted to follow up with you on Monday’s email from our Board Chair Margot Rose about the transition at the Conservation League and my new role there.  The irrepressible Quintin Washington interviewed me yesterday about those changes. Quintin covers, much better than I could have done by myself, some of our higher profile projects over the past 27 years and how we expect to continue that work in the…

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Coastal Conservation League Board of Directors Announces Search for New Executive Director

Monday, February 27, 2017

February 27, 2017 Contact: Dana Beach – Coastal Conservation League Board of Directors Announces Search for New Executive Director CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Board of Directors of the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League announced today that Dana Beach plans to step down as the organization’s executive director later this year. He will assume a new role as a strategic advisor. The board will launch a national search for his successor. Beach founded the Conservation League in 1989…


Rara Avis: Audubon’s conservation (and literary) genius. Threats to our natural heritage from Congress and from a freshman state senator. The impractical, wasteful fantasy of 526. Mea culpa on language. MLK, Jr.’s moral arc.

Monday, February 20, 2017

“Oh, America!  Look upon her and see her grandeur.  Nature still nurtures and cherishes her, but a tear flows in her eye.” John James Audubon Folks, The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is winding down in Charleston.  Television star and naturalist Jeff Corwin gave a superb presentation, with a baby alligator, an American crocodile, an opossum (aka “possum”), two foxes, a gopher tortoise, a diamondback rattlesnake, a Florida king snake, four owls, a pelican and a sandhill crane –…

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P&C: Appeals court hears argument on cruise ships in Charleston

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Appeals court hears argument on cruise ships in Charleston By Abigail Darlington Feb 15, 2017 


Moral arcs. Hairpin turns. Citizens vs. road builders. Saving (conservation) banks. Clean water, trout and Trump. Conservatives for a carbon tax. S.C. at the U.N.

Monday, February 13, 2017

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Folks, Pope Francis makes it clear in Laudato Si, his magisterial encyclical on the environment and equality, (, that the moral universe encompasses nature as well as humans (indeed, that it is nonsensical to consider one without the other). I suspect Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree. I wonder, though, whether the trajectory really is an arc. These days, it…


Admirable migration. Fox squirrels redux. Bridging the greenbelt gap. Evasive county council. Too many bans. Elusive climate reality.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

“Nothing wholly admirable ever happens in this country except the migration of birds.” Brooks Atkinson Folks, Brooks Atkinson would agree that there has been a lot admirable happening this week. We are in that magical season when winter residents are still here, (this includes northerners, but today I’m writing about birds), but spring migrants have begun arriving from the tropics. Bear Island in the ACE basin was alive with ducks, swans, white pelicans and avocets, but also with…

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P&C: Columnist Brian Hicks weighs in on the plastic ban ban

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Hicks column: Who decides whether you get paper or plastic? By Brian Hicks Feb 4, 2017

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Statehouse Report on plastic bag bill

Friday, February 3, 2017

BRIEFS: From plastic bags to education policy and Fritz Hollings Statehouse Report· 02/03/2017 9:27 am· Plastic bag bill is more about limiting home rule, greenies say Staff reports  |  Who knew there was a “plastic bag lobby?”  But there apparently is, according to environmental activists who are trying to thwart an effort to limit local governments’ abilities to make…


Power players for food. Respecting ocean power. Planning for climate change. Safer roads. Powerful governors. Powerful presidents. Representing pelicans.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Folks, There has been a lot of news this week about power – the power of nature and of people, for good and for ill, on its use and abuse, and on its limits. To begin with, what better application of power could there be than promoting local, healthy food? This article from the Post and Courier identifies the power behind the (local) fork. It turns out that two of the 25 local food power brokers…

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The State: Senators urged to stop plastic-bag bill

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Senators urged to stop plastic-bag bill

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