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Statement on Charleston County’s vote to shift $40 million from rural land conservation

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2018 Media Contacts: Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director—(252) 714-4790 or caitiefs@scccl.org Emily Cedzo, Land, Water & Wildlife Program Director—(910) 850-3509 or emilyc@scccl.org CHARLESTON, S.C.—In response to tonight’s 5-4 vote by Charleston County Council to change the formula for how Greenbelt program funds are distributed and shift $40 million away from rural land conservation, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Laura Cantral said: There are few things more important for Charleston County…

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Statement on Horry County’s vote to commit millions to I-73

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2018 Media Contacts: Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director—(252) 714-4790 or caitiefs@scccl.org Erin Hardwick Pate, North Coast Office Director—(843) 545-0403 or erinp@scccl.org Lisa Jones-Turansky, Chief Conservation Officer—(843) 725-2059 or lisajt@scccl.org CHARLESTON, SC—This afternoon, Horry County Council passed a resolution committing $23 million—more than half of the revenue from the County’s hospitality tax—for the next 20 years to funding Horry County’s portion of I-73.  In response to the vote that commits $23…

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A Word from the Warehouse – July 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Every July, I remember my first summer in 2011 visiting farms and I think about peas. It was so darn HOT and as I called around to set up farm visits each farmer said “Are you sure you want to come right now? There isn’t really anything growing except for okra and field peas.” For a girl from the Garden State who had just moved here from Northern California,…

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Warehouse Recipe: Stew Peas by Charleston chef BJ Dennis

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Community chef and advocate BJ Dennis is known and adored for his Gullah-Geechee cuisine. This month, he’s sharing one of his favorite Lowcountry field pea recipes: stew peas. To recreate this simple, hearty dish, you’ll need fresh field peas, four ripe Johns Island tomatoes and a hot pepper. Stew Peas 4 large ripe Johns island tomato diced skin on or off (try Rosebank Farms) 3 cups…

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Case Dismissed:
Legal challenges to construction of new DeBordieu seawall prevail

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2018 Contact: Amy E. Armstrong, Esquire                                                           Caitie Forde-Smith SC Environmental Law Project                                                  Coastal Conservation League amy@scelp.org or (843) 527-0078   …

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Statement on Today’s State Transportation Bank Vote on I-526

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2018 Media Contacts: Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director — (252) 714-4790 or caitiefs@scccl.org Jason Crowley, Communities & Transportation Director — (843) 723-7933 or jasonc@scccl.org CHARLESTON, SC—In response to today’s 4-3 vote by the S.C. Transportation Infrastructure Bank to remove financial support for the extension of Interstate 526, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Laura Cantral issued the following statement: The bank truly acted in the state’s best interest today.

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A Word from the Warehouse – June 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

We're excited to report that truckloads of blueberry cases and peach baskets are hitting the warehouse daily. This is vastly different from last year—a very warm January and February prompted early blooms on fruit trees in South Carolina, and a late frost in March wiped out the blueberry and peach crop. Hugh Weathers, South Carolina's Commissioner of Agriculture, reported crop losses upward of 80 percent. Thankfully, farmers are incredibly resilient,…

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Warehouse Recipe: Life Raft Treats’ Buttermilk-Blueberry Ice Cream

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

This June, beat the heat with this sweet from Life Raft Treats! Charleston chefs Cynthia Wong (of James Beard Award nomination fame) and Mary Oster share their recipe for Buttermilk-Blueberry Ice Cream, complete with a blueberry swirl crafted using Lowcountry Creamery buttermilk and Black Pearl organic blueberries. For the ice cream base ½ cup whole milk 1 ½ cups heavy cream 6 egg yolks ¾…

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Statement on Today’s I-526 Request from Governor McMaster

Friday, May 25, 2018

Coastal Conservation League Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2018 Caitie Forde-Smith, Communications Director — (252) 714-4790 or caitiefs@scccl.org Lisa Jones-Turansky, Chief Conservation Officer — (843) 725-2059 or lisajt@scccl.org Jason Crowley, Communities & Transportation Director — (843) 723-7933 or jasonc@scccl.org CHARLESTON, SC—In response to today’s request from South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster directing the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank to support the expansion of Interstate 526 across Johns and James Islands, Coastal Conservation League Executive Director Laura Cantral said: This…

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A Deep Dive on Shoreline Reform

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The last time I emailed you, I shared the good news that the most important policy for protecting our beachfront was returned to House Bill 4683—the non-seaward baseline. And last week, the bill was signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster. This important policy win was only made possible by your participation and engagement. So first, I want to say thank you for hanging in there and for making a difference in the laws…

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