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Darienne Jordan

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Rights of SC people, natural spaces must come before rights of utilities

Thursday, April 4, 2024

This commentary was originally published in the Post and Courier. By Faith Rivers James, Executive Director Ten years ago, the oil industry and federal government attempted to open the door to oil drilling in the ocean near our beaches. The Coastal Conservation League, along with many partners, fought that effort, and there is now a bipartisan, community-wide consensus that oil drilling on our coast should not — and will not — be allowed. Gasoline usage…


Update: Union Pier Public Workshops

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Things are gearing up with the new planning efforts for Union Pier, starting with a series of workshops beginning this month through the spring! The focus of these workshops is to connect community members with the Union Pier team and the community-driven planning process and reintroduce them to the history, characteristics, opportunities, constraints and challenges of the site. These workshops will feature Sasaki, the globally recognized design firm leading the development of…

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Faith’s Focus: My evening with Jane Goodall

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

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Mushroom Gathering – We’ll See You In 2024!

Friday, October 20, 2023

These Fun-gi’s are settling into their new home on Harmon street! Our annual Mushroom Gathering is on hiatus this year while we tend to our spores, but we’ll be back and bigger than ever in 2024. More people, more chefs, more fun, but most importantly, MORE MUSHROOMS! To help spore more for ’24, click the link in bio to donate. And if you’re interested in partnering with us next fall, let us know! We…


Celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

This week is National Wildlife Refuge Week, celebrating America’s wildlife refuge system. Our wildlife refuges provide critical habitat for our native wildlife, helping recover threatened and endangered species where they can thrive. During #RefugeWeek we celebrate the National Wildlife Refuge System and all its values! Here are…


Commentary: Wildfires in Maui can serve as a warning for SC

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

This commentary was originally published in the Post and Courier. By Trapper Fowler The recent wildfires in Maui were devastating to learn about and, just like all wildfires in recent history, devastating to watch happen, even from far away. In Maui, people had only seconds to leave their homes, and some even had to run into the ocean to escape the flames. This is horrific, and my…

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Lewis Ocean Bay Petition Update: 22,000 and a New Video

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

We’re over 22,000 signatures! Thanks again to everyone for your support of our petition to save Lewis Ocean Bay and ask Conway Medical Center to choose another location for their new hospital. We are also very grateful to artist and activist Mary Edna Fraser for lending her talents to the cause. This week, she published a new video spotlighting her en plein air oil painting of pitcher plants in Lewis Ocean Bay and what makes the…


Eddy’s Energy Tips: Home Energy

Monday, August 28, 2023

We all know summers in the Lowcountry can get really hot. However, with the warming planet, we are seeing record heat this summer, with this past July being the hottest on record. While we continue to fight the good fight to protect our coast and stop (and even reverse) the effects of climate change, there are some ways you can help conserve energy and stay cool.  Our Energy Program Director, Eddy Moore,…

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A major win for red knots!

Friday, August 25, 2023

Yesterday, after over a year of fast-paced, intense litigation the Coastal Conservation League and our partners reached a milestone settlement agreement in response to our legal challenge against Charles River Laboratories and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources over the use of holding ponds used in the biomedical bleeding of horseshoe crabs. This victory secures necessary protections for the federally threatened rufa red knot (Calidris cantus rufa) – which…

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North Coast Newsletter: Lazin’ on the Lynches

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

By Becky Ryon, North Coast Office Director

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