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We couldn’t protect our coast without you, valentine.

Thursday, February 1, 2024

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for supporting coastal conservation! Want to share in the love? Download and send your valentine a card from below. Download conservation candy hearts Download With love from Coastal Conservation League

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Share your thoughts on RIDE 4!

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Share your concerns now before the projects are on the ballot in November.  Your voice matters!  The proposed road project list for Horry County is not yet final. This comment period is your chance to have your opinions heard on where your tax dollars should go for the next 25 years.  Commenting is easy!  Horry County will be collecting comment cards at each meeting or you can…

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Tell Ridgeland to honor the spirit & intent of Jasper County’s Moratorium

Thursday, January 25, 2024

At their January 18th, 2024 meeting, the Town of Ridgeland voted 4-1 to approve a resolution to accept an annexation petition for 3,000 acres along the Jasper County side of the Broad River, within the Euhaw-Broad River Planning Area. However, in order to finalize the annexation, Ridgeland must now pass multiple ordinances and hold a public hearing. Several of the parcels pending annexation are part of the historic Chelsea property, as well as a…

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South Coast Newsletter: New Year, New River Advocacy

Monday, January 22, 2024

Happy New Year from the South Coast office of the Coastal Conservation League! We hope you rang in 2024 with a serving of collard greens to bring you wealth, and a scoop of hoppin’ john for good luck!   Stick around to learn about our advocacy to protect historic rice fields and sensitive landscapes along the New River, from its headwaters in Hardeeville to its mouth near Palmetto Bluff.  

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RIDE 4 Transportation Sales Tax: Fix it first, don’t make it worse!

Thursday, January 18, 2024

For over 30 years, the Conservation League has advocated against I-73 and the formerly titled Southern Evacuation Lifeline, now known as the SC Highway 22 Extension. These unnecessary highways would destroy hundreds of acres of protected wetlands and farmland through communities already facing major flooding —and at exorbitant price tags. Now, Horry County is discussing a referendum for a 25-year transportation tax for the ballot in November 2024 to raise $4 billion in sales…

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Members of environmental groups allowed to intervene in Lofton Road Mine lawsuit

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Represented by the South Carolina Environmental Law Project, the Coastal Conservation League and Friends of Coastal South Carolina were recently granted approval to take part in legal action to oppose a proposed mine that would threaten important habitat and adversely impact the local community in rural Charleston County. As a small fishing town in rural Charleston County, McClellanville and the surrounding area are known for their outstanding water quality and famous Bull’s Bay oysters, clams…

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526 Ain’t The Fix: Attend a Transportation Sales Tax Meeting

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Charleston County is seeking to tax residents to pay for the outdated, overpriced Mark Clark/I-526 Extension by asking voters to extend a transportation sales tax for 25 years. Nearly half of all the money that would be collected until roughly 2050 would go to pay for one 9-mile-long road that would damage the environment, displace homes and businesses, and only be used by a fraction of Charleston County residents. That’s…

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Bucksport — share your concerns!

Friday, January 12, 2024

If you don’t want a four-lane highway coming through Bucksport, tell Horry County! If you want to see US 701 S widened, speak up now, because it’s not on the current list of projects. Share your thoughts now before the projects are on the ballot in November.  Your voice matters!  The proposed road project list for Horry County is not yet final. This comment period is your chance to have your…

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A false choice for St. Helena

Thursday, January 11, 2024

As we mentioned before the holidays, the Pine Island developer’s claims that a large residential subdivision will be built if the golf resort plan is not given an exception from the Cultural Protection Overlay (CPO) rules is neither a likely option, nor the only other option for the property. In fact, this fall, the developer’s conceptual plan for 144 homes was met with significant concerns by…

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North Coast Newsletter: 2023 in Review

Friday, December 29, 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, we want to take time to reflect with you on all we’ve accomplished together this year. So often, we face new issues that take all of our focus, and it’s easy to forget to recognize and appreciate our success. So, here’s a brief look at some of our wins, by the numbers, this year. Thank you for all you do to support this important work. 

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