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Environmental, preservation, and neighborhood groups optimistic about new plans for cruise ships in Charleston but will continue to remain vigilant

Thursday, May 26, 2022

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From: Charleston Communities for Cruise Control, Charlestowne Neighborhood Association, Coastal Conservation League, Historic Ansonborough Neighborhood Association, Historic Charleston Foundation, Preservation Society of Charleston, South Carolina Environmental Law Project, Southern Environmental Law Center May 25, 2022 Contact: Carrie Agnew, Charleston Communities for Cruise Control, [email protected] Diane Knich, Coastal Conservation League, [email protected], (843) 530-0211 Winslow Hastie, Historic Charleston Foundation, [email protected], (843) 720-1186 Brian Turner, Preservation Society of Charleston, [email protected], 843.722.4630 ext. 24 Amy Armstrong, South Carolina…

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Permit issued for massive development that would put new homes in flood-prone area, exacerbate flooding

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Press release from the Southern Environmental Law Center and Coastal Conservation League For immediate release: May 12, 2022 Contact: Erin Malec, SELC, [email protected], 434-409-8245 Diane Knich, Coastal Conservation League, [email protected], 843-530-0211 Permit issued for massive development that would put new homes in flood-prone area, exacerbate flooding CHARLESTON, S.C — Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorized a developer’s plans to build a massive development larger than Daniel Island on the Cainhoy peninsula, a largely…

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Wadmalaw Citizens Seek Reversal of Permit Authorizing Destruction of Public Trust Tidelands

Saturday, March 26, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2022 Media Contacts: Amy Armstrong, Esquire Executive Director, General Counsel South Carolina Environmental Law Project [email protected], (843) 527-0078 Melinda Kelley, Chair Wadmalaw Island Land Planning Committee [email protected], (843) 214-8266 Diane Knich Communications Manager Coastal Conservation League [email protected], (843) 530-0211 Wadmalaw Citizens Seek Reversal of Permit Authorizing Destruction of Public Trust Tidelands Wadmalaw Island residents and conservationists are asking the Board of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to reverse its staff’s decision to issue a permit to…

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Conservation groups sue regulators, pharmaceutical company over crab pens

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Press release from the Southern Environmental Law Center, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Coastal Conservation League For immediate release: Jan. 12, 2022 Contact: Mike Mather, SELC Communications, (434) 977-4090 or cell/text (434) 333-9464, [email protected] Jake Bleich, Defenders of Wildlife, (202) 772-3208, [email protected] Diane Knich, Coastal Conservation League Communications, cell/text (843) 530-0211, [email protected] Conservation groups sue regulators, pharmaceutical company over crab pens Confining horseshoe crabs to manmade ponds robs threatened shorebirds of critical food source Aerial videos and still images…

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The Coastal Conservation League Announces Interim Executive Director and Executive Search Firm

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Press release from the Coastal Conservation League For immediate release: January 20, 2022 Media Contact: Diane Knich, Coastal Conservation League, [email protected], (843) 530-0211 The Coastal Conservation League Announces Interim Executive Director and Executive Search Firm The Coastal Conservation League has hired an Interim Executive Director and retained an executive search firm to find a permanent successor for former Executive Director Laura Cantral, who announced her departure last month. This week, Denise Schlener joined the Conservation League’s team as…

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GrowFood Carolina is moving! (in 2023)

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Press release from the Coastal Conservation League For immediate release: December 1, 2021 Media Contact: Diane Knich, Coastal Conservation League, [email protected], (843) 530-0211 GrowFood Carolina is moving! (in 2023) A new home at 1814 Harmon Street After 10 very productive and successful years of operations at 990 Morrison Drive, we are excited to announce the purchase of a new—and larger—location for GrowFood Carolina, our state’s first local food hub. Opening in spring 2023, we will bring our experience,…

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The Coastal Conservation League Announces the Departure of Executive Director Laura Cantral

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Press release from the Coastal Conservation League For immediate release: December 1, 2021 Media Contact: Diane Knich, Coastal Conservation League, [email protected], (843) 530-0211 The Coastal Conservation League Announces the Departure of Executive Director Laura Cantral The Coastal Conservation League today announced that Executive Director Laura Cantral will depart from the organization, effective December 31, 2021. For personal family reasons, Laura and her husband will be relocating to Atlanta in January 2022. In her memo…

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A Better Plan for Charleston

Friday, July 30, 2021

The City of Charleston has reached the final stage of updating its Comprehensive Plan, known as the City Plan—a document that will guide growth and development into the next decade and beyond. Let City Council know that two key areas of the plan—the extension of Interstate 526 and the Future Land Use Map recommendations for the upper Cainhoy peninsula—are inconsistent with the positive new direction the city should be setting for future growth.  The majority of the…

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Berkeley County Newsletter – March 2021

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Berkeley County is home to many historic pineland villages, from Pineville to Pinopolis to Honey Hill. Read on to learn more about the history of these hamlets and the value of pine trees. If you have thoughts, questions, or ideas about conservation efforts in Berkeley County, please reply directly to this email, reach out at [email protected], or give me a call at (843) 723-5127. I look forward to hearing from you! The Berkeley County Dispatch Rice…

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Berkeley County Newsletter – February 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021

A proposed industrial complex on Jedburg Road in the New Hope community is threatening to destroy 13 acres of wetlands in Wassamassaw Swamp, eradicating wildlife habitat and compromising the area’s ability to withstand storms. Read on to learn more about the project and how to get involved. If you have ideas for Berkeley County, please feel free to reply directly to this email, reach out at [email protected], or give me a call at (843)…

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