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State Transportation Infrastructure Bank Board Makes the Right Call on Mark Clark Extension

Thursday, May 26, 2016

News Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League May 26, 2016 Contact: Chris DeScherer, SELC, (843) 720-5270 Mike Mather, SELC Communications, (434) 977-4090 or Natalie Olson, CCL, (843) 723-8035 or Alan Hancock, CCL, (803) 361-1693 or State Transportation Infrastructure Bank Board Makes the Right Call on Mark Clark Extension COLUMBIA – Today the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank, or “SIB,” voted against giving the County a year-long extension to explore funding the project with…

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Statement on Legislative Audit of State Transportation Infrastructure Bank

Thursday, May 26, 2016

For Immediate Release May 26, 2016 Contact: Alan Hancock (803) 361-1693, CHARLESTON – In response to the Legislative Audit Council review of the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Dana Beach issued the following statement: “The audit underscores the need for the Legislature to pass reforms to move the the infrastructure bank under the Department of Transportation, so we don’t have two separate transportation agencies in South Carolina. We need to make…

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P&C: Letters show overwhelming opposition to new cruise ship terminal in Charleston

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

From The Post and Courier May 23 9:09 am David Wren The verdict is in: Most Charleston-area residents don’t want the State Ports Authority to build a new cruise ship terminal at Union Pier. At least that’s the majority opinion of those who took the time to send written comments to the Army Corps of Engineers, which will decide whether the SPA gets a federal permit…

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Landmark Shoreline Management Bill Up for Final Approval in South Carolina Legislature

Monday, May 23, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Katie Zimmerman, (843) 725-1292, –  Alan Hancock, (803) 361-1693, May 21, 2016 Landmark Shoreline Management Bill Up for Final Approval in South Carolina Legislature  COLUMBIA, S.C. – The strongest protections for South Carolina beaches in 25 years are one step from becoming law this week. Scientists, developers, attorneys, and lawmakers have worked for more than 10 years to develop common-sense policies for shoreline development. The shoreline management bill, S. 139, would permanently set…


The Laurel Island Project

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Today in The Post and Courier, Warren Wise wrote about proposed development on Laurel Island, between Morrison Drive and the Cooper River, north of the Ravenel Bridge. Jeff Speck, a city planner, author and consultant helping the developer assemble a team of planners, called Laurel Island the “best developable site on the East Coast.” “It’s 160 acres of unbounded opportunity,” said Speck, who in 2012 wrote “Walkable City: How…


The miracle of the red knot. The drama of nature in the comfort of your home. Conservation in the cause of economic development.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Folks, This was a big week for birds (especially small ones).  Deborah Cramer, whose beautifully titled Pulitzer prize winner, “The Narrow Edge:  A Tiny Bird, An Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey,” celebrates the courageous — even miraculous — life of the red knot, spoke at the Library Society on Wednesday to a standing room only crowd.  Who would have guessed that there could be such enthusiasm for an obscure bird that appears in…

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Crab Bank Pelicam Launches

Monday, May 16, 2016

Coastal Conservation League FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Alan Hancock, DATE: May 13, 2016 Crab Bank Pelicam Launches Coastal Conservation League and partners launch online live stream of pelicans nesting from Charleston Harbor The Coastal Conservation League and our partners at the SC Department of Natural Resources, Stasmayer Inc, Charleston Harbor Pilots, Coastal Expeditions, and Mount Pleasant Radio have launched a live video stream of nesting pelicans on Crab Bank in Charleston Harbor. Watch it at Coastal Conservation League…

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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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