Our goal is to ensure that the next generation can enjoy South Carolina’s natural splendor as much as we do. We all play a role in making sure this happens and there are many ways you can get involved.
Lend a hand at an oyster reef build, pack food boxes with GrowFood Carolina or join us for other volunteer opportunities. Visit our volunteer page to learn about these and other ways you can donate your time to improve quality of life in South Carolina. If you want to be notified of new opportunities, sign up here.
SPEAK UP FOR THE WACCAMAW NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
As we all slow down and reflect during this holiday season, threats to our natural world remain constant. Today, we are writing to ask you to take a few minutes to submit a comment to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) requesting they offer the public a chance to raise concerns about a proposed sand mine.
STAND UP FOR CHARLESTON COUNTY’S TREES
Charleston County Council has initiated amendments to the tree protection and preservation ordinance that would allow for protected trees to be cut down forcounty-led road projects without any consideration from the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). This could lead to the loss of hundreds of grand trees across all of Charleston County. We should be protecting our trees, not making it easier to cut more of them down.
TAKE THE CHARLESTON COUNTY CLIMATE ACTION PLANNING QUESTIONNAIRE
Help Charleston County understand your feedback on its climate action planning efforts by taking the Charleston County Climate Action Planning Questionnaire.
SIGN A PETITION
Lewis Ocean Bay, perhaps the most unique and biodiverse ecosystem in South Carolina, is facing multiple threats. Join over 20,000 others in signing to protect South Carolina’s Venus flytraps, Red–cockaded woodpeckers, and coastal black bears.
SPEAK AT A PUBLIC MEETING
One important aspect of community and political engagement is attending and making public comment at local legislative meetings. We encourage community members to join us at these meetings and speak up for conservation.
Not sure how to prepare? Check out these tips for making public comment at a meeting
CONSERVE ENERGY AT HOME
Our Energy Program team works diligently to promote the implementation of comprehensive local, state, and federal energy policies related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate change. In the meantime, we can all do our part at home.
Our Energy Program Director Eddy Moore has some great tips to lower your home energy costs and keep things cool in your house.
PARTICIPATE IN COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING
A comprehensive plan is a blueprint for the future of your community and your chance to help inform policy and decision-making. And, it is collaborative, meaning elected officials, planning staff, business owners, community organizations, and citizens all have a say. Learn more about what a comprehensive plan is and how you can get involved the next time the planning process comes around for your town.
SHARE YOUR STORY
Sharing a story about your connection to conservation, your “why” for joining this community, or your passion for the Lowcountry can help further our common mission and inspire others to spread the word about protecting our environment and communities.
Donating to the Conservation League is a surefire way to make a difference on issues that matter to you.
There are many ways to donate beyond cash contributions.
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Get regular updates on projects we are currently working on, stories about conservation in the Lowcountry, tools to help with your own advocacy action, and information about events, volunteer opportunities and more by signing up for our mailing list.
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