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Lily Abromeit

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Environmental groups oppose Seabrook Island project and DHEC decision

Monday, November 20, 2023

On November 13, the South Carolina Environmental Law Project, on behalf of the Coastal Conservation League, filed a Request for Contested Case in the Administrative Law Court, asking for a decision allowing a sand scraping project to take place on Seabrook Island to be overturned. The request for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (DHEC…

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Recycling officially recognized in Charleston!

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Land, Water & Wildlife Project Manager Brooke Blosser stands with Katie McKain, director of Sustainability for the City of Charleston during the proclamation of November 15 as America Recycles Day.   As we continue to celebrate National Recycling Month, we have good news to share! Last night, the City of Charleston and Charleston County proclaimed November 15 as America Recycles Day! We’re excited to see the City of…

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TAKE ACTION: Take the Charleston County Climate Action Planning Questionnaire

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Help Charleston County understand your feedback on its climate action planning efforts by taking the Charleston County Climate Action Planning Questionnaire. Share Your Thoughts


Background: I-526 Extension

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

I-526 or the “Mark Clark Expressway” is an interstate in Charleston County that runs from West Ashley to Mount Pleasant. Charleston County is proposing to extend the highway from the current terminus at Savannah Highway onto Johns Island and over to James Island to connect to the James Island Connector.  This project would displace homes and businesses, destroy over 30 acres of saltwater and…

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TAKE ACTION: Protect Charleston County Trees

Friday, November 3, 2023

Say NO to Charleston County Public Works Exemption for Grand Tree Removal     PROPOSED AMENDMENT CHANGES  Charleston County Council has proposed amendments to the tree protection and preservation ordinance that would exempt county-led road projects from needing authorization from the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) before cutting down trees. This could lead to the loss of hundreds of grand trees all across…


How To Contact Charleston County Council

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Contact members of Charleston County Council Herbert Ravenel Sass, III – Council Chair 843-766-7500 [email protected]  Jenny Costa Honeycutt – Council Vice Chair 843-693-6447 [email protected]  Larry Kobrovsky 843-955-8143 [email protected]  Robert L. Wehram 843-958-4030 [email protected]  Henry E. Darby 843-901-6793 [email protected]  Teddie E. Pryor, Sr. 843-958-4030

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Jasper County: Take Part in Community Planning

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Jasper County boasts award-winning tree farms, expansive wild game lands, and pristine waterfront vista views. Many longtime residents have sustained themselves on their family land for generations by farming, fishing, and hunting. In Jasper County, scenes like landowners driving their tractors on the highway, crabbers checking their pots, or bird dogs roaming through stands of longleaf pines, are still common sights today. For…

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Update on funding for the I-526 extension

Friday, October 20, 2023

Learn more about the I-526 Extension project This week, our team was in Columbia advocating to avoid the outdated, overpriced, and environmentally destructive I-526 Extension project that would displace homes and businesses, destroy over 30 acres of saltwater and freshwater wetlands, impact over 30 acres of James Island County Park, and escalate suburban sprawl on rural Johns Island. Unfortunately, on Tuesday, the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank (SCTIB) voted to release $75 million dollars for…

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Conservation groups seek to join, dismiss state challenge in Cape Romain

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Groups oppose SC Attorney General’s attempt to open wildlife refuge to horseshoe crab harvesting CHARLESTON, S.C. — Yesterday the Southern Environmental Law Center filed a motion to intervene and a motion to dismiss on behalf of the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League and Defenders of Wildlife in the State of South Carolina’s challenge to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s authority to manage horseshoe crab harvesting and protect threatened wildlife in the Cape Romain…

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Coastal Conservation League Announces New Director of GrowFood Carolina

Friday, October 13, 2023

The Coastal Conservation League announced today the appointment of a new Director of GrowFood Carolina, their highly successful and innovative nonprofit food hub providing logistical, sales, marketing, and distribution support to South Carolina’s smallest producers, with the goal of supporting the conservation of the state’s farmland.   Benton Montgomery, who has been with GrowFood since 2011, will step into the role of…

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