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Update: 526 ain’t the fix!

Friday, December 8, 2023

On Tuesday afternoon, despite extensive concerns over the feasibility of the project raised by Chairman Harvey Peeler (R – Cherokee), Senator Nikki Setzler (D – Lexington), and Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter (D – Orangeburg), the Joint Bond Review Committee voted to approve $75 million of state funding for Charleston County’s I-526 Extension. Of course, that is only a tiny fraction of the entire cost, and Charleston County…

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Environmental groups oppose Seabrook Island project and DHEC decision

Monday, November 20, 2023

On November 13, the South Carolina Environmental Law Project, on behalf of the Coastal Conservation League, filed a Request for Contested Case in the Administrative Law Court, asking for a decision allowing a sand scraping project to take place on Seabrook Island to be overturned. The request for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (DHEC…

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Recycling officially recognized in Charleston!

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Land, Water & Wildlife Project Manager Brooke Blosser stands with Katie McKain, director of Sustainability for the City of Charleston during the proclamation of November 15 as America Recycles Day.   As we continue to celebrate National Recycling Month, we have good news to share! Last night, the City of Charleston and Charleston County proclaimed November 15 as America Recycles Day! We’re excited to see the City of…

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TAKE ACTION: Take the Charleston County Climate Action Planning Questionnaire

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Help Charleston County understand your feedback on its climate action planning efforts by taking the Charleston County Climate Action Planning Questionnaire. Share Your Thoughts

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Faith’s Focus: My evening with Jane Goodall

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

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TAKE ACTION: Protect Charleston County Trees

Friday, November 3, 2023

Say NO to Charleston County Public Works Exemption for Grand Tree Removal     PROPOSED AMENDMENT CHANGES  Charleston County Council has proposed amendments to the tree protection and preservation ordinance that would exempt county-led road projects from needing authorization from the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) before cutting down trees. This could lead to the loss of hundreds of grand trees all…


Crab Bank nesting season update!

Friday, October 27, 2023

Just in case you didn’t see the news, the Post and Courier’s front page on Wednesday featured a great article about Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary’s incredible nesting success in 2023. This is the second year that nesting has occurred on Crab Bank since it was rebuilt using dredged material from the Charleston Harbor deepening, and at least 2,600 birds and their fledglings used the restored bank this past summer! 

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Jasper County: Take Part in Community Planning

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Jasper County boasts award-winning tree farms, expansive wild game lands, and pristine waterfront vista views. Many longtime residents have sustained themselves on their family land for generations by farming, fishing, and hunting. In Jasper County, scenes like landowners driving their tractors on the highway, crabbers checking their pots, or bird dogs roaming through stands of longleaf pines, are still common sights today. For…

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Mushroom Gathering – We’ll See You In 2024!

Friday, October 20, 2023

These Fun-gi’s are settling into their new home on Harmon street! Our annual Mushroom Gathering is on hiatus this year while we tend to our spores, but we’ll be back and bigger than ever in 2024. More people, more chefs, more fun, but most importantly, MORE MUSHROOMS! To help spore more for ’24, click the link in bio to donate. And if you’re interested in partnering with us next fall, let us know! We…

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Update on funding for the I-526 extension

Friday, October 20, 2023

Learn more about the I-526 Extension project This week, our team was in Columbia advocating to avoid the outdated, overpriced, and environmentally destructive I-526 Extension project that would displace homes and businesses, destroy over 30 acres of saltwater and freshwater wetlands, impact over 30 acres of James Island County Park, and escalate suburban sprawl on rural Johns Island. Unfortunately, on Tuesday, the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank (SCTIB) voted to release $75 million dollars for…

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