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Leslie Bogstad


TAKE ACTION: The trees still need your voice

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

As a reminder, Thursday night, Charleston County Council will hold the first reading and vote on whether to approve or deny Charleston County Public Work’s request for exemption from the tree protection and preservation ordinance. We need you there to voice your opposition.   Charleston County Council Meeting Thursday, November 30th at 5:00 PM Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, Lonnie…


North Coast Newsletter: November

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Welcome to the November 2023 issue of the North Coast newsletter! How in the world is it the start of the holiday season already?! For many of us living along the coast, the holidays also mean prime oyster roasting season with friends and family. Below, we talk about the importance of oysters to us in terms of tradition, but more importantly, the role oysters play in the ecosystem. Read on to learn how you can…


TAKE ACTION: We challenge you to recycle!

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Happy National Recycling Month! We kicked off the month celebrating with partners—and some of you!—at our Kick-Off event at Freehouse Brewery yesterday, but we’ll be continuing the festivities all month long.    Throughout November, you can celebrate Charleston sustainability and recycling initiatives by participating in our Race to Recycle Challenge! Participate over the next few weeks for a chance to win sustainably-themed prizes.   How to participate: Snap…


Crab Bank nesting season update!

Friday, October 27, 2023

Just in case you didn’t see the news, the Post and Courier’s front page on Wednesday featured a great article about Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary’s incredible nesting success in 2023. This is the second year that nesting has occurred on Crab Bank since it was rebuilt using dredged material from the Charleston Harbor deepening, and at least 2,600 birds and their fledglings used the restored bank this past summer! 

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North Coast Newsletter – Mining Our Treasures

Friday, October 20, 2023

Welcome to the October 2023 issue of the North Coast newsletter! With Fall in full force, we can’t help but mention how great the weather has been. The relief from the summer heat truly makes you want to get outside and explore. This month we recognize a city owned park in the Waccamaw River floodplain, and invite you to explore it, but also discuss…

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Oyster Season is Back!

Friday, October 6, 2023

If you are anything like me, oyster roast season is one of your favorite Lowcountry cold weather traditions. If that’s the case, good news abounds! Oyster harvesting season opened October 1st! Keep reading to discover all the ways you can sustainability participate in oyster season, whether you are harvesting your own oysters right from the estuary or eating at one of the Lowcountry’s famed seafood restaurants. Make sure to refer to this blog post as…

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TAKE ACTION: Speak up for the Waccamaw River

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

In 2020, Backwater Farms LLC was approved to mine sand on less than 5 acres off Depot Road in Conway. The Coastal Conservation League opposed the mine, given its proximity to conserved lands and the Waccamaw River, and warned of the likelihood that it would be expanded in the future, having an even greater footprint and impact. That time has come. Backwater Farms is now seeking a permit to mine an additional 15 acres up…

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TAKE ACTION: What’s happening with Blue Crabs?

Monday, September 25, 2023

We hope you’ll join us at one of the upcoming public hearings hosted by S.C. Department of Natural Resources on blue crabs to learn about the status of our fishery and what is being proposed to safeguard it for future generations. Blue Crab Public Hearings Charleston Wednesday, September 27 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm Marine Resources Research Institute 217 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29442 Beaufort/Hilton Head/Port Royal Wednesday, October 4 from 6:30 – 8:30…

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TAKE ACTION: Protect Georgetown County’s Trees!

Friday, September 22, 2023

It’s no secret we love our trees here in South Carolina and it’s easy to see why — we have some beautiful and remarkable trees in our state. It’s time for us to speak up for these trees in Georgetown. This Tuesday, September 12, Georgetown County Council will once again consider amendments to the existing tree ordinance. Join us in encouraging Council to approve the amendments to increase fees for the unlawful removal of protected trees,…

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TAKE ACTION: Positive Progress Toward Safer Streets

Friday, September 22, 2023

Last week at City Council, we made positive progress toward a more safe, sustainable, and equitable transportation system in Charleston. Members of City Council approved a resolution allocating $4m of necessary funding to the Ashley River Crossing and authorized Mayor Tecklenburg to submit a commitment letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Huge thanks to Mayor Tecklenburg and members of City Council for advancing this important project that will greatly improve safety and connectivity between West Ashley…

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