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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?  …


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 thoughts are with those impacted by this tragedy….

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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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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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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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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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June 2023 South Coast Newsletter: Recognizing the Role of Local Government

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

This month, we are tipping our hats to local government for listening to their constituents and taking action to protect natural resources, rural places, and community quality of life. Recent action by Beaufort County, Jasper County, and the Town of Port Royal warrants a round of applause. The leadership demonstrated by each respective council proves local government can make a difference when it comes to safeguarding what makes our corner of the Lowcountry…

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SURVEY: Help Shape Awendaw

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

The Town of Awendaw has officially begun the process of updating their comprehensive plan. This is a crucial planning document that will inform all land use and development decisions in Awendaw over the next ten to twenty years. It is vitally important that residents participate in the process and share your hopes for the future of your community. You can learn more about the process at the Town…

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