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Mobley Tract Protected

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Lessons learned in key land conservation move in county MAY 12, 2016 12:38 PM BY KATE PARKS SCHAEFER Special to The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette Two weeks ago, the county scored a victory for water quality and our quality of life when it purchased the 95-acre Mobley Tract and 24-acre Jeter tract in the Chechessee River watershed with funds from the Beaufort County Rural and Critical Lands Program and the…

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P&C editorial on Captain Sams and 2015-16 Shoreline Bill

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Post and Courier editorial Capt. Sam’s and shifting sands The dispute between those who would build houses on Captain Sam’s Spit and those who would keep that from happening has been festering for four and a half years. It’s been one step forward, one step back. Or one step backward and one step up, depending on your perspective. The latest step was taken this week by the S.C. Senate. It is a…


Campaign Updates

Friday, April 29, 2016

Campaign Update: February 2016 February 27, 2016 I’m pleased to pass on the third update about the Coastal Conservation League’s Growing Together fundraising campaign. Here’s a link to past updates if you missed them. Since the campaign was launched in May 2015, we’ve raised more than $9.5 million toward the $20 million goal. I am grateful to be part of a community of dedicated and generous people who believe, like I do, that the Coastal Conservation League…

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Groups propose shifting jeopardized Mark Clark millions to local transportation projects

Monday, April 25, 2016

News Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League April 25, 2016 Contact: Chris DeScherer, SELC, (843) 720-5270 Mike Mather, SELC Communications, (434) 977-4090 or Natalie Olson, CCL, (843) 723-8035 CHARLESTON – Charleston County officials should make a play to keep the $420 million in contested Mark Clark Extension funds and use the cash for other local transportation projects that would do more to ease traffic jams and improve public safety. The Coastal…

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Post and Courier says “Heed cruise critics’ concerns”

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Heed cruise critics’ concerns Apr 17 2016 12:01 am Things haven’t changed much. The South Carolina State Ports Authority is still intent upon building a new cruise ship terminal at the north end of Union Pier with a loading dock, parking and rain canopies. And opponents are still alarmed by the impact that would have on air quality, traffic and the city’s Historic District, which…

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Channel 2 at the State House: General Assembly considering who can regulate plastic grocery bags

Thursday, April 14, 2016

General Assembly considering who can regulate plastic grocery bags By Raymond Owens Published: April 14, 2016, 6:39 pm Updated: April 14, 2016, 6:45 pm COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) — A bill at the Statehouse would make it harder for local governments to regulate containers like plastic grocery bags or cups. The bill opponents call the “plastic bag ban ban bill” was introduced earlier this year. Katie Zimmerman works with the Coastal Conservation League. They oppose the bill. She says…

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Post and Courier says “So far, so good on bike lane”

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

So far, so good on bike lane Apr 12 2016 12:01 am Charleston City Council’s decision to conduct a trial run for a bike lane on the T. Allen Legare Jr. Bridge prompted dire warnings of a traffic-jamming fiasco. Alarmed critics warned that with the span over the Ashley already too crowded with four lanes for motor vehicles, reducing it to three…

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Channel 5 news covers Army Corps cruise hearing

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Concerns voiced over contentious Charleston cruise terminal proposal With video at the link Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 10:07 pm EDT Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 10:22 pm EDT CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Frustrations and opinions surrounding the Charleston cruise terminal were heard Tuesday night. The $35 million passenger cruise terminal was first proposed for the Charleston waterfront almost six years ago. The proposal would move the terminal about 1500…


Two Talented Sixth Graders on Captain Sams Spit

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Ashton and Nola, two talented sixth graders at Fort Johnson Middle School, created this PSA after researching the pros and cons of building on Captain Sams Spit. We think you’ll enjoy it as much as we did.

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Cape Romain Refuge Island, ecological treasure, saved from development

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cape Romain Refuge Island, ecological treasure, saved from development Moultrie News Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Successful battle to permanently protect ‘Pappa’s Island’ safeguards local economy, opens new lands for recreation and protects nationally critical wildlife habitat One of the last undeveloped islands within Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is now protected forever, thanks to the Open Space Institute (OSI), The Coastal Conservation League, the South Carolina Environmental Law Project, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature…

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