Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Press Releases

Coastal Conservation League Announces New South Coast Office Director

Environmental group increases staff capacity focused on Colleton, Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton Counties

by Andy Hollis

Kate Schaefer

Beaufort, SC — The Coastal Conservation League announced today that Kate Schaefer has joined the staff as South Coast Office Director. She will be working with longtime South Coast Project Manager Reed Armstrong in the Conservation League’s Beaufort office.

“I look forward  to working with the entire community to promote conservation of natural resources and the wonderful quality of life that drew my family and me to the region,” said Schaefer. “My passion for the job comes from a desire to fight for the incredible natural resources that surround us and protect the water that links our communities with the natural ecosystems throughout the coastal plain.”

Schaefer formerly served as Land Use Project Manager and Program Director for the Conservation League from 2009-2012 in the Charleston office. She holds a bachelors degree in Conservation Biology from Clemson University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Kenan Flagler Business School at UNC Chapel Hill.

The Beaufort office opened in 1994. Since opening a local office, the Conservation League joined forces with citizens on St. Helena Island to prevent the widening of Highway 21, helped establish and support the Rural and Critical Lands Program, and championed legislation that prevented bridge construction to small marsh islands among other work.

Locally, the Conservation League will work to increase the amount of protected land from the ACE Basin to the Savannah River, support community plans and infrastructure that creates efficient and livable communities, promote policy that protects the region’s waterways and encourage the resurgence of local agriculture through policy, infrastructure and consumer awareness. Learn more about the Conservation League’s South Coast work.

For interview requests, contact Schaefer directly:

Kate Schaefer
South Coast Office Director
[email protected]
902 North Street
Beaufort, SC 29902

The Coastal Conservation League is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the coastal resources of South Carolina.  Its mission is to protect the natural landscapes, abundant wildlife, clean water and traditional communities by working with citizens, local governments and the state legislature. 

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