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Lily Abromeit

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TAKE ACTION: Maintain Protection for Charleston County’s Trees

Friday, October 6, 2023

Trees in Charleston County need your help! Charleston County Council has initiated amendments to the tree protection and preservation ordinance that would allow for protected trees to be cut down for county-led road projects without any consideration from the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). This could lead to the loss of hundreds of grand trees across all of Charleston County. We should be protecting our trees, not making it easier to cut more of them…

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What is a Comprehensive Plan?

Friday, September 29, 2023

A comprehensive plan, or comp plan, is a document that expresses the collective vision and goals of a specific region and is used as a long-range planning document to inform and guide decision-making.  Comprehensive plans are adopted by counties and municipalities across the state. This is in accordance with Article 3 of the South Carolina Local Government Comprehensive Planning Enabling Act of 1994.   What Does a Comprehensive Plan Cover?  …


Alternative Ways to Donate

Friday, September 29, 2023

There are many ways to contribute to our fight to protect the South Carolina coastal plain. Talk with your financial advisor or tax professional to determine the best method for you to support this important work.  Giving Stocks or Appreciated Assets  Donating stocks, bonds, or other appreciated assets can potentially provide you with significant tax benefits. If you donate appreciated securities that you’ve held for more than a year,…


Seabrook Annexation Withdrawn!

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Last week at the Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting, the developer seeking to build a private yacht club on Bohicket Creek withdrew their request for annexation of the Andell Tract. This is a huge win for communities, water quality, and wildlife on the Sea Islands! This would not have happened without the active and tireless engagement of community members on Seabrook Island and…

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The Beauty of Lewis Ocean Bay Through Art

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

A few weeks ago, climate activist and Charleston based artist Mary Edna Fraser spent some time out at Lewis Ocean Bay, capturing its unique beauty in painting. She used her time there to encourage others to stand up for the nature preserve by signing the petition. We are grateful for her support and loved seeing the final painting. See below for a few timelapses of her work in progress! We…

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Court of Appeals allows case on beachfront land ownership to move forward

Monday, August 7, 2023

FOLLY BEACH, SC – The Plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging ownership of land newly created through artificial beach renourishment found a path forward last week as the South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled in their favor. On Tuesday, August 2, the Court reversed and remanded a lower court’s dismissal of the lawsuit that held that the City of Folly Beach, Coastal Conservation League, Save Folly Beach and a group of local homeowners lacked standing…

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TAKE ACTION: Support the King Street Bike Lane

Monday, August 7, 2023

In 2018, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) shared that King Street is one of the five most dangerous roads in the state for people walking and biking. In 2022, SCDOT presented conceptual designs to improve bike and pedestrian safety on King Street that included a buffered bike lane south of Calhoun, roughly from Marion Square to Broad Street. This concept would have greatly improved safety for people biking to work and school along…

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Partner Groups File Coordinated Motions to Intervene in Pine Island Case

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Today, four groups filed independent motions to intervene to defend Beaufort County’s denial of plans for three (3) 6-hole golf courses on St. Helena Island in the appeal initiated by Pine Island Property Holdings, LLC.  The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (filed by the South Carolina Environmental Law Project), The Penn Center (represented by Jack Smith of Nelson Mullins), Coastal Conservation League (represented by Ross Appel of McCullough Khan Appel)


Conservation League Announces New Coastal Stewardship and Engagement Manager

Thursday, July 20, 2023

A little over three years ago, the Conservation League decided, for the first time, to dedicate a position within the Land, Water, and Wildlife Program to focus on more estuary and marine habitat work, thanks to support from Pew Charitable Trusts. While in that role, Rachel Hawes worked alongside many partners to accomplish quite a bit, including: Obtaining a $1.2 million grant for oyster restoration in Beaufort County. Completing the creation of…

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Alternative Materials for Erosion Control

Thursday, July 20, 2023

What is a Living Shoreline? Alternative Material Options:   Head over to YouTube to learn more about alternative materials for erosion control and living shorelines.

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