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A Statement on the YES vote on Dorchester County’s Transportation and Greenspace Referendum from Executive Director Faith Rivers James

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Contact: Diane Knich, Communications Manager, [email protected], (843) 530-0211 The Coastal Conservation League congratulates the citizens of Dorchester County for approving the continuation of the penny sales tax to fix roads and preserve open space. This promises to provide much-needed opportunities to alleviate traffic congestion, protect the county’s most important natural resources, and offer residents more access to nature, especially in rapidly growing areas like Ridgeville and Givhans. We…

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A Statement on the YES vote on Beaufort County’s Greenspace Referendum from Executive Director Faith Rivers Jame

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Contact: Diane Knich, Communications Manager, [email protected], (843) 530-0211 Beaufort County’s land, water, and quality of life was on the ballot this election cycle. Once again, the community turned out in broad support by voting in favor of the Greenspace program, securing up to $100 million for conservation. This is a monumental victory for this part of the Lowcountry, which is facing unprecedented threats from coastal suburban sprawl and…

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A Statement on the YES vote on Berkeley County’s Roads and Greenspace Referendum from Executive Director Faith Rivers James

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Contact: Diane Knich, Communications Manager, [email protected], (843) 530-0211 The Coastal Conservation League congratulates the residents of Berkeley County. They created the county’s first-ever dedicated local conservation fund to help protect the natural resources, working lands, and rural communities that make Berkeley County such a special place to live, work and play. This is a historic moment that promises to be a game-changer for land protection efforts in Berkeley County. We commend county leaders for their…

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The Coastal Conservation League Announces New Executive Director Faith Rivers James

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Press release from the Coastal Conservation League For immediate release: July 7, 2022 Media Contact: Diane Knich, Coastal Conservation League, [email protected], (843) 530-0211 The Coastal Conservation League Announces  New Executive Director Faith Rivers James The Coastal Conservation League’s Board of Directors announced today that it has hired Faith Rivers James as the organization’s new Executive Director. James, who was selected from a broad field of candidates following a national search led by Koya Partners and a…

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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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