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Protect Historic Back Swamp Community

Friday, July 12, 2024

The Back Swamp community needs your help! Next Thursday, July 18, Florence County Council will vote on a rezoning that, if approved, will have long-lasting negative effects on the historic Back Swamp Community. In addition, the integrity of existing protected land is at stake from incompatible development associated with the heavy commercial zoning request. Send an email to tell Florence County Council to deny this rezoning! Florence County, with just 1.7% conserved land, is the lowest…

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Support Stronger Rural Zoning for Jasper County

Thursday, July 11, 2024

On Monday, July 15th at 6:00 PM, Jasper County Council will consider updating its zoning code t0 add the Euhaw Okeetee Cultural Heritage Overlay District (ECHOD) as a special purpose district.     Additionally, two new categories are proposed for the ECHOD: Rural Preservation-10 and Village Commercial zoning. You can view a map of the proposed changes here.   If approved, these zoning improvements would be a…

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Environmental Impacts of the I-526/Mark Clark Expressway

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

The 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 38 acres of saltwater and freshwater wetlands, impact over 30 acres…

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Learn about the Conservation League’s Energy & Climate Program

Monday, July 8, 2024

In South Carolina, our coastal communities are feeling the negative effects of climate change, as well as the numerous other health and environmental damages from fossil fuels, and marginalized communities are disproportionately impacted. Urgent action is needed to ensure a healthy, prosperous, and just future for our state. This must include shifting to more renewable energy sources for generating electricity and increasingly electrifying other uses of fossil fuels, including transportation. We also have…

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South Coast Newsletter: Plastics in the lowcountry

Monday, July 1, 2024

Did you know that, according to Science, nearly 1,600 species have been reported to ingest plastics, and that roughly 1,300 of those species are ocean-dwellers? In this July edition of the South Coast newsletter, we’ll talk about plastics in our communities and the effect that they can have on our wildlife, scenic landscapes and waterways, and our ability to manage waste. Updating the single-use plastic ordinance in Beaufort County will help…

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News from the Nest: Spectacular Rufa red knots

Friday, June 28, 2024

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Conservation Corner: Let’s talk energy in South Carolina

Thursday, June 27, 2024

It’s been a busy year for the Conservation League at the State House! In case you missed it, the General Assembly approved…

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Scarlet Sky and Blue Blood: Your questions, answered!

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Thank you to everyone who attended our screening of Scarlet Sky and Blue Blood: Conservation of the Red Knot and Horseshoe Crab in the Southeastern US earlier this week in partnership with Southern Environmental Law Center. We were inspired by audience support and the stunning footage documenting the rare sight of red knots and horseshoe crabs in South Carolina. Riley Egger, Land, Water & Wildlife Program Director has answered your audience questions below!

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Connect with Community During the St. Helena Sense of Place Workshop Series

Thursday, June 13, 2024

St. Helena Sense of Place Workshop Series Gather with us in the community for guided interactive expressions of what St. Helena looks, sounds, & feels like through art, music, and connection to the land. Throughout the next few months, our five workshops will be led by artists, creatives, and activists from St. Helena – Dat Geechee Gal, Natasha Robinson; Da Loc Doc; Andre (Mr. Bounce Back) & Mahoganee Amigér…

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PUBLIC HEARING: Highway 41 Improvements

Monday, June 3, 2024

The S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control is holding a Public Hearing on June 5th to accept comments from residents on the Compromise Alternative for Highway 41 that seeks to equitably balance impacts to both nature and community. Please attend the meeting and sign up to speak in support of the Compromise Alternative. SCDHEC Public Hearing: SC Highway 41 Corridor Improvements  Wednesday, June 5 at 6:00PM  Wando High School Performing Arts Center  1000 Warrior Way, Mount…

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