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Fall 2012


Volume 23 No.3

Conservation League A Win for Beaufort s 6 Transforming Transportation s 4 GrowFood Turns One s 8 Cruise News s 15 Outdoor Education s 21 Tom Blagden

From The Director Fall 2012

Vol. 23

No. 3

STAFF ____________________

Promoting True Democracy For South Carolina

Director Dana Beach Assistant Director Megan Desrosiers

REGIONAL OFFICES _____ ________________ SOUTH COAST Office Director Steve Eames Project Manager Reed Armstrong

NORTH COAST Office Director Nancy Cave


Office Director Merrill McGregor Project Managers Ryan Black Kenneth Sercy

_______PROGRAMS _____________ Program Directors Hamilton Davis Lisa Turansky

Project Managers Katie Zimmerman GrowFood Carolina

Jake Libaire Sara Clow Jessica Diaz Nina Ocamb Benton Montgomery Bob Tremayne

DEVELOPMENT ____________________ Director of Development Courtenay Speir Senior Development Officer Catherine McCullough Events Manager Amanda Cole

ADMINISTRATION ______________ ______ HR and Administration Director of Finance Data Manager Administrative Assistant Executive Assistant

Tonnia Switzer-Smalls Ashley Waters Nora Kravec Louann Yorke Bea Girndt

Board of Directors

Roy Richards, Chair Andy Berly Alex Marsh William Cogswell James R. McNab, Jr. Andrea Ziff Cooper Richard R. Schmaltz Berry Edwards Jeffrey Schutz Richard T. Hale Harriet Smartt Katharine Hastie Stan Stevens Hank Holliday John Thompson Holly Hook Bill Turner W. Jefferson Leath Victoria C. Verity Patricia W. Lessane Peter Wilborn

Advisors and Committee Members Paul Kimball Hugh Lane Jay Mills

Newsletter Editor Virginia Beach Designer Julie Frye

P.O. Box 1765 Q Charleston, SC 29402 Phone: (843) 723-8035 Q FAX: (843) 723-8308 Email: website: P.O. Box 1861 QBeaufort, SC 29901 Phone: (843) 522-1800 1001 Washington Street, Suite 300 Q Columbia, SC 29201 Phone: (803) 771-7102 P.O. Box 603 Q Georgetown, SC 29442 Phone: (843) 545-0403

All contents herein are copyright of the Coastal Conservation League. Reprinting is strictly prohibited without written consent.

Cover Photo by Tom Blagden

he last few years have not been kind to South Carolina on the ethics front. Our Lieutenant Governor was forced to resign because he went on a personal buying spree (football tickets, clothes, a TV . . .) using campaign funds. A former House majority leader billed the S.C. Association of Realtors $158,000 over three years while he was sponsoring legislation on their behalf. The Speaker of the House reimbursed himself $325,000 from his campaign account while refusing to provide full documentation. And Governor Haley continues to defend herself against the charge that, as a member of the House of Representatives, she accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from two employers while lobbying state agencies on their behalf and voting on legislation that would benefit them. The simple fact is that corruption is pervasive, and people who follow the news know it. What fewer people appreciate is that corruption does not necessarily, or even usually, mean illegal activity. In its deeper, more insidious form, corruption manifests itself in a system that, operating legally, produces corrupted outcomes – outcomes that are consistently counter to the public interest. This is far worse than the illegal variety, because it drains the spirit of citizens who would otherwise engage in the political process. What’s the point, they wonder, when the system is gamed and the decisions can be made in the back room? For this reason, we at the Coastal Conservation League believe it is imperative that ethics reform should be a central issue of the Legislature in the 2013 session. And let’s not call it ethics reform. Let’s call it “promoting true democracy.” We have entered the debate specifically because of the manipulation of transportation funds by a few (specifically, three) powerful politicians. The poster children of this abuse are I-526 and its bloated sibling I-73. If built, these two unnecessary roads would siphon $3 billion from a road system that is financially starved (the SCDOT had to borrow $50 million from the feds last fall to pay contractors), decrepit (one-quarter of our bridges are structurally obsolete or weight-limited), and unsafe (South Carolina ranks first in the nation in traffic fatalities). But that’s not all. We also struggle with an administrative law court, populated with judges appointed by legislators, that has rarely ruled on the side of the environment, even in the strongest of cases. And then there is the fact that, bullied by insider business interests, the Legislature last session revoked the law that we are using to protect the Savannah River from a destructive dredging project – in a lawsuit that, ironically, has been applauded by the very business interests that torpedoed the law. One might say that politics is no worse here than anywhere else. But one would be wrong. The Public Integrity Project recently gave South Carolina an F for government integrity, the fifth worst in the nation. We are outstandingly corrupt. In late August, the Conservation League held a series of press conferences with some


From The Director unlikely allies – the libertarian S.C. Policy Council and Tea Party groups from the Midlands and the Upstate. We condemned the corrosive concentration of power in the state, wielded by a few state legislators, and argued for fundamental reforms that would establish a healthy balance between government and citizens. I pointed to the S.C. Transportation Infrastructure Bank’s (SCTIB) manipulation of the I-526 extension to John’s Island as the case study for the abuse of political power. (See Megan Derosiers’ article on transportation planning on pages 4-5.) Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler put it best. The SCTIB "spent money we don’t have on a project we don’t need and the people don’t want . . . Worse, the bank is forcefeeding asphalt to Charleston, while the rest of South Carolina is on a starvation diet."

cartoon by Robert Ariail

One might say that politics is no worse here than anywhere else. But one would be wrong. The Public Integrity Project recently gave South Carolina an F for government integrity, the fifth worst in the nation. We are outstandingly corrupt. Our press conferences resonated statewide and seem to have given voice to citizens and elected representatives who subsequently condemned the misuse of transportation dollars. The result is that on September 25th, after almost a decade of acrimonious debate, the SCDOT Commission dealt I-526 a death blow and voted unanimously against sponsoring the project. This was a great victory; but, the problem goes deeper than the SCDOT. Across the board, we are burdened with a government that withholds information from citizens, that discourages meaningful public participation in decision making at the local and state levels, that shields lawmakers from scrutiny that might avoid self-dealing, and that concentrates power in the hands of a half dozen legislators. An F in government integrity is not a viable attribute of a successful state. The steps necessary to establish a vibrant democracy are numerous, and open for debate. Among them . . . government agencies, and legislators, should provide timely and comprehensive access to public information through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Today, agencies like the State Ports Authority and the

Department of Transportation drag their feet, provide incomplete responses, and often charge exorbitant fees for FOIA requests. Legislators are exempt from the law. Some legislators draw substantial income from groups whose issues they are voting on, but they are not required to disclose that income. When ethics questions are raised, they are evaluated not by an objective, independent agency, but by legislative committees. And all manner of executive branch boards, from the SCTIB to the Charleston Aviation Authority, are appointed and populated by legislators. Similarly, legislators also control judges’ appointments, from the administrative law courts to the S.C. Supreme Court. This aggregation of authority across all three branches of government has been a signature of South Carolina politics over the past few centuries, but it runs counter to the most fundamental American concepts of separation and balance of power. When the conservation community holds Lobby Day every spring, we are reminded that most of our representatives are honest, decent people. But the few who wield excessive power, and who flaunt basic democratic processes with impunity, taint the entire system. They destroy public confidence in the workings of a representative democracy. The result is a downward spiral of cynicism and apathy. There is no reason South Carolina can't have a vibrant democracy. The changes necessary are not as fundamental as establishing democracy in, say, Burma. But they will not happen absent a persistent and energetic citizens' movement. That's where we come in, and it’s where we will stay until we have a government worthy of the Palmetto State.


Transforming Transportation “

Why Transportation Matters by Megan Desrosiers, Assistant Director of the Coastal Conservation League

he Coastal Conservation League has a long history of promoting better transportation decisions in South Carolina. We consider roads, highways, transit, and pedestrian and bicycle facilities to be community priorities. Our choices about transportation are inextricably linked to the way our communities will grow and function. Separating how we travel from the broader questions of how we live and what we value places us at risk of losing sight of what is most important. With support from our members and activists, we have helped to shape the debate about how to spend transportation dollars. Thanks to nearly 25 years of public activism on transportation projects, public attitudes about transportation have changed dramatically. It is important to understand just how much money is being spent on transportation in South Carolina each year. The FY 2012-2013 budget for the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is $1.4 billion. In spite of this enormous investment, South Carolina has among the most deficient and dangerous roads in the nation.


S.C. Transportation Infrastructure Bank (SCTIB) Expenditures on Projects Completed, Underway and Approved as of April 1, 2012

Total funding allocated by the SCTIB since its inception in 1997= $4.198 billion


Transforming Transportation

3 Big Problems

3 Simple Solutions

1. Crumbling Highways On average, state governments are responsible for maintaining 19% of the roads within their boundaries. South Carolina, however, maintains 62.5% of its highways. Despite this, the state’s maintenance budget is abysmally low. Compared to other states, the SCDOT spends 43% less on maintenance of its existing road system. As a result, nearly one-third of our primary and interstate highways, and half of our secondary roads, are in poor or mediocre condition. And it is only getting worse. In FY 2011-2012, funds earmarked for road maintenance will fall more than $290 million short of projected SCDOT needs. 2. New Construction Versus Maintaining What We Have Interstates 526 and 73 are examples of wasteful, politically motivated projects that, if built, will shift nearly $3 billion away from maintaining South Carolina’s existing roads, and will add to SCDOT’s already overburdened maintenance schedule. In addition to depleting the state’s available funding for maintenance, these new highways often open up vast amounts of important habitat and rural land to urban and suburban sprawl. 3. Bypassing the System In 1997, the S.C. General Assembly diverted funding from the SCDOT and established the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank (SCTIB). SCTIB has no system of project evaluation and ranking to ensure that projects of statewide importance receive priority. Since its inception, 95% of SCTIB’s funding has gone to six counties (out of 46). Thirty-five counties have received nothing, while one-third of all of the funds have gone to Charleston County. This “shadow SCDOT Commission” has subverted the planning and prioritization of state transportation needs.

1. Prioritize and Fund Maintenance In 2007, the Coastal Conservation League advocated for and helped pass Act 114, which requires the SCDOT to prioritize transportation projects based on objective criteria. However, powerful lawmakers exempted SCTIB from this landmark legislation. So, the first step toward reform is to make the SCTIB a part of the SCDOT. Next, the SCTIB must operate under the ranking regulations of Act 114, and the law must be tightened to ensure that maintaining South Carolina’s road system is the agency’s top priority. 2. Invest in Capacity Enhancements South Carolina’s urban areas are congested. The average trip takes 20 minutes longer during rush hour in Charleston than during non-rush hour. Likewise, similar delays in Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg and Myrtle Beach cause stress to residents and tourists alike. We must increase the capacity of our existing roadways. First, increasing the percentage of freight and people that move on rail will free capacity on our congested corridors. Second, streets must be retrofitted and designed to support multiple modes of transportation, including pedestrian and bicycle; for, without true bicycle and pedestrian accommodations, the automobile will remain the only safe choice available to South Carolina commuters. 3. Rely on Public Input Citizens across South Carolina understand that economic development, environmental preservation, public health and our quality of life depend on responsible transportation planning and investment. Decision-makers must continue to educate and seek input from the public about transportation projects.

he current system for funding transportation projects in South Carolina is broken and the Coastal Conservation League is committed to working with activists and elected officials to fix it. Beginning this fall, we will be traveling around the state to talk about our proposal to transform transportation in South Carolina. If you would like us to come talk to a group in your town, please call me at (843) 723-5127. I look forward to hearing from you!



A Win for Beaufort

A Shoestring Annexation Abandoned

B Binden Plantation

PROTECTED Tenacity of Conservation League and Local Landowners Made All the Difference


n Friday, August 3rd, with monies from Beaufort County’s Rural and Critical Lands Program, the Beaufort County Open Land Trust and the owners of Binden Plantation closed the final deal on a permanent conservation easement for the 1,317-acre property outside of Yemassee along the Pocotaligo River. Instead of the 1,300 homes planned for by the developer, only 20 homes will be allowed and no commercial activity permitted. This epic victory represents a multi-year, team effort led by the Coastal Conservation League, working with the Town of Yemassee, Beaufort County, and northern Beaufort County landowners – illustrating what communities with vision and purpose can accomplish when they put their minds to it. As a result, Yemassee and all of Northern Beaufort County will be better prepared to grow in a more environmentally and fiscally responsible manner.

inden Plantation was annexed into the Town of Yemassee in April 2006, after The Hollingsworth Fund loaned the developer $22 million (of the $22.5-million purchase price) to buy the property. The town approved 1,300 houses and 450,000 square feet of commercial space, enough to build three Super Walmarts. In order to meet the state requirement for contiguity, the annexation included a two-mile-long, 20-foot-wide “corridor,” connecting Binden to Yemassee. This shoestring annexation was a violation of state law and the development plan was contrary to Beaufort County planning. As a result, the Coastal Conservation League filed suit against the Town of Yemassee’s actions; and joining in on the lawsuit was the S.C. Attorney General. Both the Circuit Court and the S.C. Supreme Court ruled against the Conservation League on grounds that the nonprofit, public interest organization lacked legal standing to challenge this phony annexation. So, the legality of the annexation itself was never addressed, since the case could not progress beyond whether or not the League had the right to call the issue into question. Nevertheless, not only did the Town of Yemassee eventually cancel the development agreement for Binden Plantation, the property also reverted back to agricultural zoning.

A Dry Stack Marina Withdrawn


eanwhile, in 2007, Binden Plantation applied for a 401 Water Quality Certification from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). The application requested the filling of wetlands to construct roads so that other parts of the development, including a dry stack marina, could be built. Regulations governing Section 401 of the Clean Water Act require DHEC to consider the impact of an entire project when considering permit applications.

This epic victory represents a multi-year, team effort led by the Coastal Conservation League, working with the Town of Yemassee, Beaufort County, and northern Beaufort County landowners – illustrating what communities with vision and purpose can accomplish when they put their minds to it.


A Win for Beaufort

However, despite explicit regulations and full knowledge of Binden’s plans to put a 250-slip dry stack marina on the Pocotaligo River, DHEC granted the permit with no mention of the marina, which would permanently impair the river by lowering oxygen to lethal levels. Additionally, the wakes from 250 boats would kill the current oyster population, and prevent it from re-establishing itself. In a study on a similar size body of water, with a similar volume of boat traffic, the marsh eroded one-to-three feet per year. As a result, the Conservation League appealed the permit to the Administrative Law Court, and the dry stack marina plans were put on hold.

The Money Runs Out


s the years went by, the developers of Binden were falling deeper and deeper in debt. Multiple engineering firms working on the development plans went unpaid and filed liens on the property. The developers were also more than $1 million behind on their payments to the Beaufort/Jasper Water and Sewer Authority, which had entered into a questionable sewer extension agreement with Binden that was later successfully challenged by the Conservation League. The Hollingsworth Fund foreclosed on the property when they finally realized the developers could not perform on the loan.

Permanent Protection at Last


ow Binden has been placed under permanent protection with a perpetual conservation easement held by the Beaufort County Open Land Trust. Most of the development rights to Binden were purchased with $2.5 million allocated from the Beaufort Rural and Critical Lands Program – a county land preservation program that the Conservation League, working with Beaufort County, helped to design and implement. As a result, Binden’s development rights can never be fully exercised, ensuring that Binden’s integrity as a “gateway parcel” into the

ecologically rich ACE Basin will never be compromised. From the formation of the Beaufort Rural and Critical Lands Program, which provided the money to permanently protect Binden Plantation, to the litigation and advocacy that revealed the many ill conceived aspects of the proposed development, the Conservation League is proud to have played a leadership role in protecting Northern Beaufort County and the ACE Basin from unnecessary and costly sprawl. The League is also grateful to its many supporters and to the neighboring landowners, who never waivered in their determination to save Binden.

From the formation of the Beaufort Rural and Critical Lands Program, which provided the money to permanently protect Binden Plantation, to the litigation and advocacy that revealed the many ill conceived aspects of the proposed development, the Conservation League is proud to have played a leadership role in protecting Northern Beaufort County and the ACE Basin from unnecessary and costly sprawl.


Localizing the Food Chain

Happy Birthday GrowFood


GrowFood Carolina Celebrates 1st Anniversary







t’s been a year since GrowFood Carolina opened its doors at 990 Morrison Drive in Charleston – the first-ever local food hub in South Carolina. Over the last 12 months, traffic in and out of the GrowFood warehouse has been nonstop, meaning those doors have rarely shut since opening day in September of 2011. From a newly renovated building in Charleston’s creative CAROLINA corridor, GrowFood Carolina provides essential warehousing, marketing, distribution, and logistical support to local growers. This support connects these growers to local grocers, restaurants, community organizations and institutions, making local and healthy food more accessible to the entire community. Thus, consumers can have easier access to fresh and healthy products in traditional retail outlets, and farmers can spend more time farming. Box by box, truckload by truckload, GrowFood is revitalizing the local food system. In 2011, local produce sales from four months of operation totaled $21,435. So far in 2012, produce sales have already topped $160,000.









Farmers within a 120-mile radius of Charleston are marketing their produce through the GrowFood Warehouse. Credit for such a successful first year goes to the generous and visionary supporters of this groundbreaking enterprise, the indefatigable energy and hard work of the GrowFood leadership and staff, the indefatigable energy and hard work of our local growers, and the overwhelming positive response from our local retail buyers and local chefs. But above and beyond the successful flow of produce from local grower to local retailer, something else is also keeping those warehouse doors at 990 Morrison swinging. Whether it’s the diverse group of entrepreneurs renting the extra office space, the semi-monthly “pop-up suppers,” tastings, overflow sales, et al, taking place there, or the establishment of an onsite community garden, it’s becoming clear that GrowFood Carolina is not just about building infrastructure and networks; it’s about building community too.

New Website is Your Guide to the GrowFood Community Want to find out where GrowFood produce and products are sold? Check out GrowFood’s brand new website at www.growfoodcarolina. com. Click on “Where to Find It” and look for the green GrowFood fork logo. You’ll find more than 100 retail outlets, restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, caterers and local markets in the Charleston metropolitan area where you can purchase fresh, locally grown food. In addition, the website offers lots of


good information and articles on the latest developments and start-ups in the local food movement, including a “GrowFood Right Now” scrolling stream of photos and postings, as well as a current list of “News & Events” that are taking place all over the South Carolina Lowcountry. You can also get reports and analysis of the economic, health and environmental impacts of localizing the food chain. It’s all there, and more. Check out today!

Localizing the Food Chain Growing & Showing Garden Project


n integral part of GrowFood Carolina’s impact comes from the meaningful opportunities that it holds for environmental and public health education. As part of GrowFood’s education initiative, we are building and maintaining a raised bed garden at 990 Morrison Drive to serve as a sustainable agriculture educational tool for consumers, organizations, schools and residents, who can tour and participate in the garden. The garden will be approximately 25-by-40 feet, and designed by a local landscape architect, Outdoor Spatial Design, in collaboration with Crop Up, LLC, a local urban garden project consultant. Some of the compost in the garden will come from on-site vermiculture bins where over-mature produce is quickly converted into fertile worm castings and compost by red wriggler earthworms. The compost operation will be functional and educational. Seed saving will be another important aspect of the garden project. Enhancing and preserving a healthy heirloom seed pool allows farmers to easily diversify their production and provides healthy options to local consumers. Seed saving is an important and effective way to cut costs, preserve genetic integrity, and diversify yields.

Growing and Showing was made possible by a generous donation from Weight Watchers of Charleston. Additional funds raised will go toward installing a water conservation cistern that will provide water for a drip irrigation system. The GrowFood Carolina Growing and Showing project will serve as a community gathering place that will empower citizens to learn more about where food comes from and how it is grown. By learning how to grow what we eat – from dirt to plant to table – consumers can make better choices about food and improve their health and quality of life.

GrowFood Selected 2013 Charleston Wine + Food Festival Partner


he BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival announced at its ticket launch party on August 31st that GrowFood Carolina has been selected as the Festival’s 2013 Culinary Community Partner. “We are thrilled to partner with an organization that does so much good not only for area farmers, but also in making it easier for restaurants and retailers to serve and sell local products,” said Festival Executive Director Angel Postell. GrowFood Carolina is a local food hub that aggregates fresh, high-quality produce grown by farmers within a 120mile radius of Charleston and delivers it to restaurants and retailers in the Charleston area. Established in the fall of 2011, GrowFood Carolina operates from a newly renovated warehouse on Morrison Drive and works with more than 30 farmers to get their produce into the hands of Charleston businesses, from grocery stores such as Whole Foods, Piggly Wiggly and Earth Fare, to restaurants including the likes of Fig, Husk, Evo, Hominy Grill, The Grocery, Carter’s Kitchen, SNOB and many more.

“We are honored and thrilled to have been chosen as the Community Culinary Partner for the BB&T Charleston Wine & Food Festival,” says Sara Clow, GrowFood Carolina General Manager. “This is a tremendous opportunity and platform for GrowFood Carolina to reach out to the wider culinary community and demonstrate the huge benefits of a non-profit local food hub.” As the 2013 Culinary Community Partner, GrowFood Carolina will be promoted in all Festival marketing and collateral materials, similar to how the Festival has treated its signature charities in the past.


Energy Outlook

A Closer Look at Renewable Energy & Efficiency Three New Studies Reveal Potential for South Carolina Offshore Wind & Solar Rank High recent study commissioned by the S.C. Energy Advisory Council (EAC) reveals that the overall potential for renewable resource power in South Carolina appears “to be quite high,” especially due to “the abundance of offshore wind and solar resources.” However, the report cautions that these resources “still face a number of technical and cost challenges that will need to be resolved to achieve the potential stated.” Another large resource category for electricity production cited by the EAC study is woody biomass, which is burned to produce power and is described as a “more viable, near-term option for the state.” As the report states, the supply of woody biomass is readily accessible in South Carolina, but “collection activities would need to


be scaled up and sustainability issues addressed,” as well as emissions and regulatory requirements. Current renewable energy generation in South Carolina is primarily from hydroelectric, biomass, and landfill gas projects. According to the EAC study, hydroelectric ranks highest, both in terms of capacity and generation. The most significant biomass-fired facilities are the pulp and paper mills, which co-generate power and steam from the burning of woody biomass residues and pulping liquors. At the majority of viable landfills in the state, landfill-gas-generated electricity is already being produced. Members of the EAC include the Conservation League’s Energy & Climate Director, Hamilton Davis, as well as representatives of Duke Energy, SCANA, Santee Cooper, Progress Energy, Electric Coops of SC, The Nature Conservancy, Conservation Voters of SC, and other interested

South Carolina Clean Jobs Categories

Source: Pew Center on the States



stakeholders. The study was conducted by Black & Veatch and can be found by visiting the EAC’s website at www. EnergyAdvisoryCouncil and clicking on Black & Veatch Resource Study at the top of the page.

More than 17,000 Clean Energy Jobs Created es, you read it right: There were approximately 17,292 full-time equivalent employees working in South Carolina’s clean energy sector in 2011, according to a census released this year by the S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA). The SCCEBA census reveals that the total number of firms in South Carolina’s clean energy sector has been increasing significantly over the past decade, with the biggest gains occurring between 2005 and 2009. As of 2011, there were 269 clean energy firms operating within the state. These firms are primarily focused in the areas of energy efficient design and construction, energy efficient retrofitting, solar energy, and biomass energy. Furthermore, as the census report states, “In 2011, the South Carolina clean energy sector generated over $726 million in total gross revenue, much of it from smaller firms.” A key finding of the census is that “the majority of products and services produced by South Carolina’s clean energy firms end up in South Carolina markets. This is especially true for firms producing or engaging in research and development, energy efficiency retrofitting, alternative transportation


Energy Outlook fuels, wind energy, hydroelectric energy, and smart grid energy. Nevertheless, this is not true across the board. Approximately 70% of the solar energy products and services produced in South Carolina and approximately 80% of the advanced vehicle technology products and services produced in South Carolina are ultimately exported outside of the state.” To review the complete report and learn more about SCCEBA, go to and click on “Resources,” then scroll down the “Publications” list to find the 2011 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Industries Census.

Clean Technology Sector Growing Faster than Economy as a Whole ecent studies by the Pew Center on the States and the Brookings Institution show that the growth rate in the clean technology economy in South Carolina significantly exceeds the growth rate in the state’s economy as a whole. Furthermore, a large number of clean technology jobs in South Carolina are related to energy efficiency and green building. These findings and others are found in the South Carolina Clean Technology Primer, published this summer by the Southern Growth Policies Board. The report is the third in a series of clean technology primers written for southern states. It provides an overview of current economic conditions in South Carolina and an overview of the state’s clean technology assets in the areas of companies, research, workforce development and investment. The primer also provides background on South Carolina’s voracious appetite for fossil fuels: “Each year, more than $8.7 billion leaves South Carolina’s economy to purchase energy resources” . . . such as gasoline, natural gas and coal.


“In 2011, the South Carolina clean energy sector generated over $726 million in total gross revenue, much of it from smaller firms.”

Annual Flow of Energy Dollars Out of South Carolina

Gasoline................................. - $6 billion Natural Gas ........................ - $1.4 billion Coal ................................... - $1.35 billion Net Loss .............................. - $8.7 billion Source: Southern Growth Policies Board and Energy Information Administration

Specifically, South Carolina consumed 65.6 million barrels of gasoline in 2009, about 14 barrels per capita annually, which is 33% more than the U.S. average. In addition, South Carolinians spent a total of $12 billion on energy that year, including electricity and transportation. This translates, according to the primer, into $2,602 per capita and 7.6% of gross state product, more than the average for U.S. States. The South Carolina Clean Technology Primer concludes: “With $8.7 billion leaving the state to purchase energy resources and higher-than-average per capita energy expenditures, there is an opportunity for South Carolina to improve its global competitiveness by reducing energy costs for households and businesses through conservation and efficiency measures, as well as



developing in-state resources for clean energy production.” To learn more about the Southern Growth Policies Board, visit their website at To read the primer in full, go to www.scceba. biz and click on “Resources,” then scroll down the “Publications” list to find the South Carolina Clean Technology Primer.

Protecting John's Island

Kiawah Developer Seeks Public Funds for Private Resort

Bert Niemyer

by Jake Libaire, Project Manager for the Coastal Conservation League

The Kiawah River drains directly into Capt. Sams Inlet where these dolphins were photographed “strand feeding” this summer.

Kiawah River Plantation, L.P., a division of The Beach Company, recently proposed to create a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) district for their planned resort along the Kiawah River at the former Mullet Hall Plantation property on rural John’s Island. Development plans for the 2,000-acre tract call for 1,285 residential units, a 450-room hotel, 80,000 square feet of commercial space, and various recreation amenities, including a golf course and multiple docks. The resort will be called Kiawah River Plantation.


hile the Coastal Conservation League worked with The Beach Company several years ago to influence the design of this project – which is primarily within the Urban Growth Boundary of the City of Charleston – the idea of establishing a TIF district to fund its infrastructure was not on the table. Recently, however, the developer asked Charleston County Council to create a TIF district that would require the county to issue bonds to reimburse the developer for infrastructure costs in the amount of $84.5 million. If this proposal moves forward, Charleston County will issue bonds to reimburse the developer for constructing the resort's roads, parks and sewage treatment facility. In theory, the property tax revenues from the resulting development will be used to pay back $84.5 million in bonds over a 45-year period. These tax dollars will be diverted from the entities that depend on them for that 45-year period, including Charleston County, Charleston County School District, Charleston County Parks & Recreation, and St. John’s Fire District.


Protecting John's Island These tax dollars will be diverted from the entities that depend on them for that 45-year period, including Charleston County, Charleston County School District, Charleston County Parks & Recreation, and St. John’s Fire District. A TIF for a project of this nature is unprecedented in Charleston County. While the proposed development would undoubtedly increase taxes currently generated by the property, Mullet Hall is neither blighted nor a drain on the public. Development of this property would mostly be beneficial to the owners and residents of the resort, and not necessarily the public at large. The use of a TIF district for a high-end resort development is unacceptable for many reasons, including the following: s 5SEOFA4)&FORTHISTYPEOFDEVELOPMENTSETSADANGEROUS precedent. The developer sets a landmark example that every other resort developer will seek to duplicate in our rural Lowcountry areas. s 4HE4)&ALLOWSTHERESIDENTSOFTHERESORTTOOPTOUTOF contributing to public services, such as parks, fire and safety, and public education. For example, 100% of the taxes that would typically go toward public education would be diverted from the Charleston County School District to pay off the TIF bonds. The developer justifies this because, according to their predictions, the resort community will have few, if any, public school students living there over the next 45 years. In this scenario, the public education system will be treated like a toll road, in that only those who use it must pay for it. Furthermore, approval of the TIF district would buffer a private business from the risks associated with providing a luxury product — high-end resort properties, in this case. Charleston County Council, the Charleston County School District board, Charleston County Parks & Recreation, and the St. John’s Fire Commission must all approve the TIF proposal for it to proceed. Fortunately, St. John’s Fire Commission voted “No” this summer, and the school district board has expressed reservations. Charleston County is still analyzing the developer’s proposal and a vote is expected sometime this fall. (Parks & Recreation has indicated it will vote in accordance with County Council.) While the St. John’s Fire Commission vote is a positive sign, the Fire Commission left the door open and can rescind its vote. So the issue is far from being resolved. If The Beach Company wants to develop Kiawah River Plantation, so be it; but, it will have to be on their own dime, at their own risk. Charleston County taxpayers will not be responsible for funding the infrastructure for yet another resort development on a rural sea island.


What is a TIF? Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a public financing method used to subsidize development and its related infrastructure by borrowing against anticipated future tax revenues. Traditionally, TIF programs are used to help revitalize blighted urban areas in cities like Chicago, San Antonio, Cleveland and even Charleston. TIF districts are typically created in metropolitan areas when redevelopment that is beneficial to the public would not occur without public investment. In essence, costs incurred by the developer that are typical for redevelopment of brownfields or otherwise blighted properties, such as remediation, abatement and utility upgrades, are reimbursed through bonds secured by the increase in anticipated property taxes. Instead of the developer paying back the bonds, the tax revenue generated by the development is applied toward repayment over a period of time. By reimbursing the developer for these costs, the risk of developing a problematic and blighted site is lowered, increasing the likelihood of a successful project. Dana Beach

Economics of Preservation Valuing South Carolina’s

Natural & Cultural Resources by Merrill McGregor, Columbia Office Director for the Coastal Conservation League The bank’s primary sources of funding are through a dedicated portion of real estate transfer fees and state document fees. Under the law that created it in 2002, the bank would have closed at the end of 2013. But, with nearly unanimous votes in both the House and the Senate, the General Assembly reauthorized the S.C. Conservation Bank and allocated nearly $9 million for the agency in the coming fiscal year. The Conservation Bank’s remarkable record of achievement over the last eight years of operation speaks for itself:

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131 sites of significance preserved in 32 counties More than 150,000 acres statewide protected $80.6 million of state monies spent by the Conservation Bank on land protection so far – for fee simple purchases and conservation easements – averaging about $527 per acre, an incredible bargain for South Carolina An excellent investment, worth more than five times the $80.6 million of state funds that have been granted, largely due to private landowners and conservation groups providing matching dollars

Now, with full funding for the first time in more than four years, and buttressed by a five-year reauthorization, the future of the S.C. Conservation Bank looks very bright. We thank the legislators who led the charge to keep land preservation alive in the Palmetto State: Senate President Pro Tempore John Courson, and Senators Chip Campsen, Ronnie Cromer, Greg Gregory, Hugh Leatherman, John Land, Phil Leventis, Yancey McGill and Vincent Sheheen; Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell and Speaker Bobby Harrell, and Representatives Brian White, Mike Pitts, James Smith, Roland Smith and Gary Simrill.


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arming, forestry, tourism, and outdoor sporting and recreation represent one-third of South Carolina's economy. According to recent studies, these natural resource based activities contribute about $54 billion to the state’s economy and provide roughly 463,000 jobs. Critical to supporting South Carolina’s resource based economy and quality of life is preservation of the state’s historic sites and rural and natural lands. This year, the General Assembly and the Governor acknowledged the connection between a healthy economy and conservation of our cultural and natural resources. At the end of the 2012 legislative session, Governor Haley signed a bill to reauthorize the South Carolina Conservation Bank through 2018 and to continue the protection of wetlands, forests, family farms, wildlife habitats and historic lands. If not for the work of conservation organizations and activists around the state, and the leadership of key legislators in the General Assembly – who effectively advocated for this valuable and highly efficient state agency – the S.C. Conservation Bank would have been shut down. Fortunately, our hard work paid off and our representatives listened.

Cruise News

Conservation League & Preservation Society File Federal Lawsuit by Katie Zimmerman, Project Manager for the Coastal Conservation League


he S.C. State Ports Authority (SPA) has applied for permits to build a new cruise terminal in downtown Charleston. The SPA needs approvals from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management and from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In April, officials with the Corps approved the SPA’s request without any public notice, calling the cruise terminal project “maintenance.” On behalf of the Coastal Conservation League and the Preservation Society of Charleston, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) notified the Corps that it was necessary to rescind the permit and consider the broad impacts of the project. The SPA proposes to build foundational pilings to support the new $35-million, 100,000-square-foot terminal’s escalators and elevators, which would connect to a boarding ramp designed for ships with 4,500 passengers. This is twice as many passengers as travel on the Carnival Fantasy, whose establishment of a home base at Charleston’s existing, smaller terminal has prompted widespread concern over impacts to Charleston’s economically vital and federally-protected historic downtown. The legal challenge, filed in federal court this summer by SELC, contends that the Corps improperly classified the new terminal as “maintenance” in order to avoid scrutiny of the project’s impacts on protected historic resources, and to avoid requirements to reduce those impacts. Charleston’s National Historic Landmark District attracts tourists from around the world and is the backbone of the region’s hospitality economy, making it unacceptable that the Corps did not consult with preservation officials at the state and local levels – a legal requirement – before issuing the federal permit. Ships expected to home base at the new terminal will be ten stories tall and will stretch for almost one-fifth of a mile along the historic waterfront. Homeport calls require

the loading and unloading of thousands of passengers, as well as transfers of supplies and garbage, clogging local streets with hundreds of cars and trucks. Furthermore, to provide power for what is, in essence, a small town, the ships burn dirty diesel fuel and emit trails of visible black soot that doctors say is harmful to human health. “A project of this size and scope cannot possibly move forward without a comprehensive public review,” says Dana Beach, Executive Director of the Coastal Conservation League. “Not only is it required by law, it is also sound policy. Transparency and public engagement lead to smarter, safer, more sustainable structures, and reduced negative impacts. The proposed cruise terminal should be no exception.”

Broader Impacts Considered Thanks to concerned Conservation League members and citizen activists, OCRM received more than 100 requests for a second public hearing to address the broader impacts of the proposed cruise terminal. OCRM responded and held a hearing on September 19th at Sterett Hall Auditorium in North Charleston. More than 100 people were in attendance and of the 31 who spoke, 26 opposed the proposed new cruise terminal. In addition, the League presented information on air pollution and shore-side power. Among the many statistics referenced was the fact that when a cruise ship is idling at berth and burning the cleanest fuel mandated, the sulfur dioxide pollution is still the equivalent of 34,409 idling trucks.


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Members' Corner

CHAIRMAN'S COUNCIL a Notes f The Coastal Conservation League Chairman’s Council is a circle of conservation stewards whose steadfast support of the Conservation League has consequentially advanced the organization’s mission. Chairman’s Council members convene for outings and lectures with experts in the field of conservation, and for planning and strategy sessions surrounding topics central to the future of the League, including the approaching 25th anniversary of the organization.

Visions & Voices – New Book by Charlotte Caldwell Charlotte Caldwell, Chair of the Coastal Conservation League board from 2001 to 2006, has just published Visions & Voices: Montana’s One-Room Schoolhouses. Over the course of three years, Charlotte visited all 56 counties of the State of Montana, traveling a total of 12,000 miles to record, in pictures and in words, the story and legacy of Montana’s one-room schools. The Coastal Conservation League and the Charleston Library Society invite you to join Charlotte for a book signing and presentation on Tuesday, December 4th at 5:30pm at the Library Society at 164 King St., Charleston. Charlotte is donating 100% of the profit from her book to the Preserve Montana Fund – a campaign of collaboration between the Montana Preservation Alliance, the Montana History Foundation, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation – to help preserve Montana’s endangered oneroom schoolhouses.

Roy Richards Teaches in Madrid This Summer

The Richards family abroad.

Conservation League board chair, Roy Richards, was in Madrid for two weeks this summer teaching a course on Corporate Governance at the Business School there. “If you ever feel blue about the state of the world and the challenges before us, just spend some time with some 25-year-olds,” Roy reports. “They're full of optimism and spirit, and are both stimulating and challenging to be among. I loved my course and having this engagement, especially with kids from all over the globe.” Roy goes on to say, “The rather worrisome thing about Madrid, however, is that most of Spain is now a permanent near-desert, following about 1,500 years of deforestation. The climate is thus quite dry there and all the earth around the city is begging for rainfall. It's a reminder of the result of mindless exploitation of the natural environment, and both sad and frightening to behold. Having said all of that, the Madrillenos live as richly as they can, eating and living happily and well. They are a joy to be among.”



Members' Corner

Dr. Chip Helms Wins State Preservation Award The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation recently awarded long-time Conservation League supporter Dr. Ernest “Chip” Helms its Governor’s Award, presented annually to an individual in recognition of a lifetime of significant achievements or landmark efforts in support of historic preservation. Born and raised on a tobacco farm near the Great Pee Dee River, Chip has long been an advocate for historic preservation and conservation in Society Hill and the greater Pee Dee area.


n the Horizon John Moore

Conservation League Will Celebrate 25 Years of Conservation Innovation


n 2014, the Coastal Conservation League will take momentary pause to reflect on a quarter century of advocacy, activism, policy and planning on behalf of coastal South Carolina. From land conservation to coal plants, from cruise ships to food hubs, the Conservation League has offered solutions and support to citizens and community partners since its founding. We are honored to play a key role in maintaining the quality of life of our region, and in ensuring a healthy and prosperous future. At this important moment, the Conservation League is evolving and adjusting to the changing needs of our community. In planning for the work that must be done over the next 25 years, the League will host a series of events and celebrations that will help us ask the important questions, engage the top experts, and generate solutions to shape the most promising future possible for South Carolina.

Harriet Smartt Wins Gibbes Philanthropy Award Harriet Smartt, a current board member of the Conservation League, has been honored with the James S. Gibbes Philanthropy Award, given annually by the Gibbes Museum of Art. Harriet has been a dedicated member of the Gibbes since 1993, is Past President of the Women’s Council, and currently serves as Second Vice President on the Gibbes Board of Directors. In 2003, Harriet created the Museum Fellows program, which has brought in over $2.2 million in revenue and engaged hundreds of members who have helped sustain the institution over the past nine years.

Dr. Angela Halfacre Authors A Delicate Balance Former Conservation League board member Dr. Angela Halfacre has authored a comprehensive and insightful chronicle of the modern conservation movement in coastal South Carolina. Entitled, A Delicate Balance: Constructing a Conservation Culture in the South Carolina Lowcountry, the 344-page, illustrated history is published by the University of South Carolina Press and has been widely praised for its meticulous and thorough research. Angela currently serves as the director of Furman University’s David E. Shi Center for Sustainability.

Envisioning the Next Quarter Century


n the coming year, the Conservation League will host a 25th Anniversary conference and subsequent public forums to help chart a course for Lowcountry conservation for the next quarter century. The primary goal of the conference is to engage top scholars and practitioners, across environmental and complementary disciplines, to assist the Coastal Conservation League in shaping a conservation agenda for South Carolina. By attracting national experts to examine the environmental challenges facing our region, we will discover how best to spend our time, as an organization, and as a community, over the succeeding 25 years. Stay tuned for information on how you can join the conversation!

Dana Beach C OA S TA L C O N S E RVAT I O N L E AG U E

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Members' Corner Victory Celebration for Capt. Sams Spit We are here to celebrate our tremendous victories thus far, and it is my hope that we can also recommit ourselves to making sure that no matter what schemes developers think up, we will never give up the fight to preserve Capt. Sams Spit. – Paula Feldman

O Courtenay Speir

n a beautiful August evening at the banks of the Kiawah River, supporters of the S.C. Environmental Law Project and the Coastal Conservation League joined with Friends of the Kiawah River to celebrate the saving of Capt. Sams Spit from development. The mood was buoyant as guests gathered in Kathy and Steve Parks' river house, savoring the joy and satisfaction of having rescued the fragile, ecologically rich habitat that is Capt. Sams – home to nesting least terns and Wilson’s plovers, endangered piping plovers, painted buntings and bobcats; and graced by diamond backed terrapins and strand feeding dolphins along its shores.

(center) Amy Armstrong, Chief Counsel and Director of the S.C. Environmental Law Project (SCELP), speaks about SCELP’s victory before the S.C. Supreme Court, and the subsequent halting of development on Capt. Sams Spit.

Thank You, Half-Moon, 105.5 The Bridge, and Palmetto Brewery


hroughout the year, Half-Moon Outfitters, along with 105.5 The Bridge and Palmetto Brewery, have been hosting concert previews at the Half-Moon store in West Ashley. Palmetto donates the beer to the event, and HalfMoon invites everyone to enjoy, with a suggested donation to the Conservation League. The League is extremely fortunate to have the support of these stellar local businesses that give so much to the community.

In Memoriam Dr. John Joseph Winberry, Jr., 1945 – 2012


outh Carolina lost a great scholar and a great teacher last spring – Dr. John Winberry – who pushed the boundaries of his chosen field of geography to help us better understand how the environment shapes who we are, what we do, and what we become. Chairman of the Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina for many years, John was honored with the title of Distinguished Professor Emeritus upon his retirement. Earlier in his career, the student honor society, Mortar Board, recognized him with its Excellence in Teaching Award. Among his many contributions as a published author, John edited Southeastern Geographer, the journal of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers. This same group awarded him its Outstanding Service Award in 2001. Upon his death, John left a generous bequest to the Coastal Conservation League. His gifts were many to his adopted state of South Carolina, and we are all the beneficiaries.

Thank You, Half-Moon and Patagonia!


ver the summer, Charleston based Half-Moon Outfitters teamed up with international retailer Patagonia on a shoe sale to benefit the Coastal Conservation League. The partnership was part of Patagonia’s annual Advocate Weeks program that is held around the country to benefit local environmental efforts. For every pair of Patagonia footwear purchased at Half-Moon, Patagonia donated $10 to the League. The League is most grateful to these two environmentally conscious companies, who truly “walk the walk” when it comes to conservation.



Members' Corner


nd of Summer Fun at Magnolia

Sunday, September 16th at Magnolia Plantation was a funfilled day for QOL members and their families, replete with refreshments, barbeque, live music and lots of kidfriendly activities – a perfect way to bid farewell to summer and usher in the fall. photos by Paige Schaberg



Members’ Corner

QOL Fall Food Series Celebrates Local Food Movement The Future of Sweet: The Sorghum Solution, with David Shields Tuesday, November 6th, 6-8pm Charleston Library Society QOL Member Price FREE Non-Member Price $15/family Learn about the reemergence of sorghum as a sweetening agent, and what it will mean for the local food economy and your household. David Shields is a food writer and historian, and now teaches at USC.

Celebrate the close of the Food Series at a QOL special dinner hosted by Chef Sean Brock, who will offer remarks on the local food movement and the role of GrowFood in our community. For information and tickets please contact Amanda Cole at or (843) 725-2062.

photos by Jonathan Boncek

Sean Brock Hosts Dinner at GrowFood Thursday, November 15th, 7-10pm GrowFood Warehouse QOL Member Price $100/person Non-Member Price $200/person (Includes QOL Membership and Ticket)

Bert Niemyer Donates Photography


n pages 12 and 14, you probably noticed the dolphin and lighthouse photographs taken by Bert Niemyer, who is making his debut in our fall newsletter. A native of Murrells Inlet and a resident of Mount Pleasant, Bert is a civil engineer and land surveyor. Retirement in 2007 enabled him to devote more time to his passion for photography and the natural world, and the League is most grateful to be the beneficiary. To see more of Bert’s award-winning work, visit his website at



All Aboard!

South Carolina

Outdoor Education Program Conservation League & Butler Outdoor Education Fund Sponsor Project with Coastal Expeditions

“47,000 more students to go!” is the mantra for SCOEP (S.C. Outdoor Education Program), a new outdoor recreational and educational program for Charleston County sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Founded just this year, SCOEP has already gotten 1,111 middle school students out in the great outdoors, either paddling a kayak in a Lowcountry creek, or hiking one of South Carolina’s barrier islands. “We want to shape and effect an environmental ethic and culture here in the Lowcountry, and these kids are ripe for it,” says Capt. Chris Crolley, owner and president of Coastal Expeditions, a kayak outfitter and natural history tour company based along the shores of Mount Pleasant’s Shem Creek. “The key is to get middle schoolers moving and having fun in nature; the education part naturally follows.” Crolley and his highly trained team have been in the business for nearly two decades, which is one reason they were able to get SCOEP up and running so quickly. Gilbert Butler, founder of the Butler Outdoor Education Fund, is an avid kayaker and outdoorsman, and has been a major supporter of conservation in the Lowcountry and around the world. Some years back, he established outdoor recreation programs on his family’s farm near Utica, NY, and in Maine, near Baxter State Park and Mount Katahdin. He wanted to do something similar for the Lowcountry of South Carolina, where he has paddled almost every mile of coastal river and creek. For nearly a decade, the Butler Foundation has supported the work of the Conservation League, and last year it

envisioned a partnership between the League and Coastal Expeditions as the ideal way to jump-start SCOEP. With full funding from the Butler Outdoor Education Fund, SCOEP has already booked more than 25 different school groups averaging 40 students each for this fall. Hundreds more Charleston County children will participate in 2013. SCOEP is led by a board of dedicated education, recreation and conservation professionals, including Charleston County School District officials Clara Heinsohn and Dave Spurlock, science and outdoor education teachers from various schools, interested parents and community leaders, and staff from both the League and Coastal Expeditions. For more information about SCOEP and its programs, call Joy Irby, the SCOEP program contact with Coastal Expeditions at 843-884-7684; or you can email Joy at



In House Peter Wilborn & Andy Berly Join CCL Board

Welcome New Staff Jake Libaire recently joined the Conservation League as a Land Use Project Manager, working on everything from growth management policy to transportation infrastructure prioritization. In the past ten years, he has worked as a land use planning consultant, land development project manager and city planner in the Pacific Northwest. Jake earned a B.A. in Environmental Planning from Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University, and a Certificate of Project Management from University of Washington. He resides in downtown Charleston with his wife and black lab, and enjoys hunting, fishing and all manner of water, mountain and wilderness recreation.

Peter Wilborn is a partner of Derfner, Altman & Wilborn law firm in Charleston and works as a litigator, focusing on appeals, civil rights, labor and employment, education, and personal injury. Born in Richmond, Virginia, Peter received his B.A. with highest honors in History from Tufts University and graduated from the University of Michigan Law School with honors as well. After law school, Peter served as a Ford Foundation Fellow working for a human rights legal organization in West Africa. Before joining his firm in Charleston, he was a legal officer of the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva, Switzerland, where he advocated for the independence of the judiciary before the United Nations and in many countries. In 2006, Peter was awarded the Pro Bono Award from the South Carolina Bar Association and the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. He is a member of the Liberty Fellowship Class of 2011. Peter is a bicycle and pedestrian advocate and the founder of He is also a member of the Legal Committee of the League of American Bicyclists, a former board member of the East Coast Greenway Alliance, and a founding member of Charleston Moves. He is married to Cappi Pate Wilborn and is the father of two boys. They live on Sullivan’s Island.

Kenneth Sercy is a South Carolina native and a graduate of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, where he received a Master of Environmental Management degree within the program’s Energy & Environment concentration. His recent work has focused on building and utilizing engineering-economic models to inform policy development and investment decisions in the electric power industry. Kenneth also has analytical experience related to integrated resource planning and other regulated electric utility proceedings. Prior to graduate school, he studied science and engineering at Clemson University and worked professionally as a technical manuscript editor. Working out of the Columbia office, Kenneth will spearhead the Conservation League’s regulatory intervention work within the electric power sector.

Andy Berly graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Zoology and then earned his J.D. from The Wake Forest University School of Law. In 1986, Andy joined the law firm of Blatt and Fales in Charleston, which shortly thereafter became Ness Motley. He represented plaintiffs, whose buildings were contaminated with asbestos-containing products, in lawsuits brought against the manufacturers of those products to recover the costs of removal. When Ness Motley began its involvement in the developing litigation against the tobacco industry in the early-to-mid-1990s, Andy left the asbestos property damage team to help form, coordinate, and lead the firm’s new tobacco team. Ultimately, Ness Motley, along with its many co-counsel firms throughout the country, came to represent approximately twenty states that successfully brought suit against the tobacco industry to recover monetary damages suffered as a result of smoking related health care costs. Andy served on The Clemson University Foundation Board from approximately 1997-2009 and also served as the inaugural Board Chairman of The Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson. At Wake Forest, he is a member of the Law School Board of Visitors, and locally serves on the Roper St. Francis Hospital Foundation board and the board of The Preservation Society of Charleston.

Nina Ocamb has joined the Conservation League/GrowFood team as a Sales and Marketing Associate. Nina will be doing a bit of everything at GrowFood, with a special concentration on getting the GrowFood message out to the world (or at least the Lowcountry!) about how consumers can support local growers by buying from and supporting the 100+ retailers and restaurants who source their produce from GrowFood. Nina was born in Pennsylvania and headed south to attend college, earning a Bachelor’s in Art History from the College of Charleston. Subsequently, after receiving her M.A. in East Asian Art History, she decided to return to Charleston, which she has always considered home. More recently, Nina worked at a local Montessori school, where she handled marketing, events and a local, organic food program. Her other interests include cooking, horseback riding and traveling whenever possible.



Thank You! LIVE OAK SOCIETY Contributions Received from September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012

The Coastal Conservation League works very hard to ensure that all donor names are listed correctly; however, occasional mistakes do occur. Please contact Database Manager Nora Kravec at (843) 725-2057 with any questions or corrections.

Anonymous (5) 1772 Foundation Penny and Bill Agnew American Rivers, Inc. Anthony and Linda Bakker Mr. Nathan Berry and Ms. Ceara Donnelley Mr. and Mrs. C. Austin Buck Butler Conservation Fund, Inc. Charlotte Caldwell and Jeffrey Schutz The Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Ceres Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Chitty Strachan Donnelley Family Charitable Lead Unitrust Mrs. Vivian Donnelley Mr. and Mrs. P. Steven Dopp Mr. Kim Elliman The Energy Foundation Mr. and Mrs. J. Henry Fair, Jr. Dr. Paula Feldman and Mr. Peter Mugglestone The Festoon Foundation, Inc. Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Foundation for the Carolinas The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust Nancy and Larry Fuller Laura and Steve Gates Mr. Steve Gavel Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Goldstein The Grantham Foundation William and Mary Greve Foundation John C. Griswold Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Hale JPMorgan Chase & Co. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kapp Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Kellogg Linda Ketner Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kimball Mills Bee Lane Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Lane Mr. and Mrs. Hugh C. Lane, Jr. Mr. T. Cartter Lupton II Lyndhurst Foundation Mrs. Frank M. McClain Mr. and Mrs. W. Wallace McDowell, Jr. Merck Family Fund Mertz Gilmore Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Milbank III Mrs. Alexander Moore Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Ms. Justine J. Nathan The Osprey Foundation Dr. John M. Palms Mr. and Mrs. Howard Phipps, Jr. Post and Courier Foundation Dr. and Mrs. John H. Rashford Steven and Barbara Rockefeller Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Schmaltz Jeffrey Schutz and Charlotte Caldwell Mrs. Anne Rivers Siddons and Mr. Heyward Siddons Mr. David Siddons Catherine Smith Libby Smith Southern Region SARE Fred and Alice Stanback, Jr.

Ms. Diane D. Terni Daniel K. Thorne Foundation Gary and Mary Beth Thornhill Tides Foundation Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation Mr. Bill Turner III The Bradley Turner Foundation, Inc. Turner Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. James C. Vardell III Weight Watchers WestWind Foundation Joe and Terry Williams The Williams Companies, Inc. Yawkey Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Ziff Anonymous (3) Mrs. Patricia Altschul Banbury Fund, Inc. John and Jane Beach Mr. J. Anderson Berly III Henry M. Blackmer Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Margaret N. Blackmer Ms. Margaret P. Blackmer Mr. William J. Blalock Mr. and Mrs. John E. Cay III Mr. and Mrs. William C. Cleveland Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Colbert The Colbert Family Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Cooper Sir Peter Crane Ms. Laura Donnelley Mr. and Mrs. P. Steven Dopp Mr. and Mrs. John O. Downing Mr. and Mrs. Martin G. Dudley Mr. and Mrs. Berry Edwards Ms. Martha M. Faucette James L. Ferguson Dorothea and Peter Frank Mr. and Mrs. S. Parker Gilbert Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Hagerty Mr. and Mrs. John Philip Kassebaum Klaus T. Said Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Dr. and Mrs. G. Alex Marsh III Mr. and Mrs. John E. Masaschi Mr. and Mrs. Irenee duPont May Mr. and Mrs. Charles Meier Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Mitchell, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Parks Price R. and Flora A. Reid Foundation Mr. and Mrs. James H. Rion, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Klaus Said Ms. Dorothy D. Smith Drs. Ryan and Erin Smith Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Tenney Mr. John Thompson and Ms. Julia Forster Susan and Trenholm Walker Jane Smith Turner Foundation Whole Foods Market

Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Coen Mr. and Mrs. James Coker Mr. and Mrs. John Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Daly Ms. Connie Darden-Young and Mr. Jesse Colin Young Michael and Megan Desrosiers Half-Moon Outfitters Katharine and Winslow Hastie Mr. and Mrs. Andrew L. Hawkins James and Margaret Hoffman Holly H. Hook and Dennis A. Glaves Billie and Alan Houghton Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Ilderton Joanna Foundation L.R. Burtschy & Company Bob and Jackie Lane Scott and Gayle Lane Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Leath, Jr. Charlie and Sally Lee Lasca and Richard Lilly Dr. Suzanne Lindsay and Mr. Bruce Lindsay The Suzanne and Bruce Lindsay Charitable Foundation Magnolia Plantation Foundation Drs. John and Siobhan Maize Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Marshall Dr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Mather Mr. and Mrs. James R. McNab, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James O. Mills Mr. and Mrs. Beezer Molten Morning Sun Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Alan A. Moses Mr. Arnold Nemirow The New York Community Trust Mr. Guy Paschal Patagonia, Inc. Charles and Celeste Patrick Mr. and Mrs. David Paynter Dr. Fred Pittman Mrs. Joan C. Pittman Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. Prevost The Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Mrs. Charles D. Ravenel Grace Jones Richardson Trust Mr. John M. Rivers, Jr. John M. Rivers, Jr. Foundation, Inc. David W. and Susan G. Robinson Foundation Mrs. Susan Robinson Dorothy D. Smith Charitable Foundation Ms. Martha Jane Soltow Mr. and Mrs. T. Paul Strickler William and Shanna Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Jan S. Suwinski Mr. and Mrs. Jacques S. Theriot H. L. Thompson, Jr. Family Foundation Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program The Waterwheel Foundation, Inc. Dr. Robert Ellis Welch, Jr. Dr. Louis Wright and Ms. Patricia Giddens Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Wyrick, Jr.



Mr. and Mrs. Johnston Adams Renaissance Charitable Foundation, Inc. Virginia and Dana Beach Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Burtschy

Anonymous Mr. J. Marshall Allen Mr. and Mrs. Richard Almeida Drs. T. Brantley and Penny Arnau




Chuck and Betsy Baker Mr. and Mrs. William R. Barrett, Jr. Mrs. Ann R. Baruch Mr. Thomas R. Bennett Blackbaud, Inc. Blackwater, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Blagden, Jr. Elizabeth Calvin Bonner Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Boone III Dr. Eloise Bradham and Dr. Mark George Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Brumley Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burt Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Cain The Cecil Family Mr. and Mrs. Arnold B. Chace, Jr. Mr. Elliott S. Close Mr. and Mrs. John J. Cooney Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Croft Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Cross Dr. and Mrs. William F. Crosswell Mr. and Mrs. Wade C. Crow Mrs. Mary C. Cutler Mrs. Palmer Davenport Mr. Chris Davis Mr. F. Reed Dulany, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Eaton Enterprise Holdings Foundation Ms. Carol Ervin and Mr. Bailey Bolen Ms. Margaret D. Fabri Ms. Nina M. Fair Mrs. Harriott H. Faucette Mr. H. McDonald Felder Mr. and Mrs. Peter Feldman Mr. and Mrs. G. Scott Fennell Mr. and Mrs. George W. Fennell Mrs. Nancy B. Fetter Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Dr. and Mrs. Philip A. Finley Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Fishburne, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. H. Charles Ford Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence T. Foster Mr. Robert W. Foster, Sr. Francis Marion Hotel LP Mr. and Mrs. George C. Francisco IV Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Freeman Mr. and Mrs. Dave Gabriel Mrs. Dallas L. Garbee Mr. and Mrs. E. Stack Gately Drs. Andrew Geer and Susan Moore Mr. and Mrs. George W. Gephart, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Gerber Glaser Duncan The Good Works Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Harrell Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Higgins, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. R. Glenn Hilliard Mr. William L. Hiott, Jr. Mr. J. W. F. Holliday Holly Houghton and David Walker Mr. and Mrs. David C. House Mr. and Mrs. John Huey, Jr. Mr. Richard W. Hutson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Orton P. Jackson III Ms. Holly R. Jensen Mrs. Denise John Mr. and Mrs. George P. Johnston Ms. Jill Kammermeyer and Mr. Robert Hochstetler

Live Oak Society


Thank You! Mr. and Mrs. John T. Cahill Mr. William Campbell and Ms. Susan Hilfer Mr. R. R. M. Carpenter Leigh Mary W. Carter Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Leigh Carter Dr. and Mrs. William C. Carter III Nancy and Billy Cave Mrs. Ann Rodgers Chandler Mr. Richard C. Clow Ms. Catherine Craven Nancy and Steve Cregg Mr. Malcolm M. Crosland, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. William F. Crosswell Mr. James W. Cummings Jane Tucker Dana and David D. Aufhauser Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth P. Daniels Mr. R. Gordon Darby Mrs. Emily Darnell-Nunez Mrs. Palmer Davenport Mr. and Mrs. Emmett I. Davis, Jr. Mr. and Mrs F. Garey De Angelis Curtis and Arianna Derrick Mr. Christopher DeScherer and Ms. Amanda Honeycutt Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Dodds Michael and Anna Eddy Mr. D. Reid Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ellison II Mr. Mark Essig and Mrs. Martha Craft-Essig Mark and Kay Ethridge Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Dr. and Mrs. Gary E. Fink and Dr. Elliott Sweet Mary Fleming Finlay Ms. Catherine H. Forrester Rev. and Mrs. David Fort Dr. Sandra L. Fowler Alison and Arthur Geer Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. Geer Mr. and Mrs. James T. Gettys III Mr. and Mrs. James R. Gilreath Dr. Annette G. Godow Mary Jane Gorman Dr. and Mrs. Gene W. Grace Dr. and Mrs. Stuart A. Greenberg Dr. Thomas Gross and Mrs. Susan Hamilton Ms. Mary E. S. Hanahan Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Hanlin Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Happe Dr. Kit M. Hargrove Ms. Sherrerd Hartness Mrs. Charlotte McCrady Hastie Matthew and Sarah Hastings Whitney and Elizabeth Hatch Mr. and Mrs. Knox L. Haynsworth, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver R. Head, Jr. Mr. William J. Hennessy, Jr. Mr. Fred B. Herrmann Mr. Edwin Hettinger and Ms. Beverly Diamond Mr. and Ms. John A. Hill Mr. and Mrs. F. James Hodges Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hoffius James and Margaret Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Horlbeck Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin A. Hough Mrs. Robert R. Huffman Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hydon Mr. Roger White and Dr. Deanna Jackson Mr. and Mrs. S. Wesley Jackson Ms. May Jones Dr. and Mrs. Todd P. Joye Mr. F. Kimball Joyner and Mr. Derek Riggs Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Jules Dr. and Mrs. John J. Keyser Mr. Paul Keyserling Judy, Beth, Paul and Billy Keyserling Mr. and Mrs. James E. Kistler Mr. and Mrs. George C. Kosko

Mr. T. Grange Simons V Dr. James G. Simpson Mr. Matt Sloan Smart Growth Coalition Harriet and Dick Smartt Southern States Educational Foundation Inc. Dr. and Mrs. James Stephenson Charles and Jo Summerall Ms. Bailey W. Symington The T. Rowe Price Program for Charitable Giving Mr. Michael P. Thornton Mr. John H. Tiencken, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. C. Daniel Tyree Tom Uffelman and Patty Bennett Mr. and Mrs. Greg VanDerwerker Vortex Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Waldron, Jr. Sally Webb Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. West Dr. and Mrs. Tad Whiteside Mr. and Mrs. John Winthrop Dr. W. Curtis Worthington Ms. Martha C. Worthy Mr. and Mrs. Lance B. Wyatt

$500-$999 Anonymous Ms. Carrie Agnew Richard and Tannis Alkire Mr. and Mrs. William E. Applegate IV Mr. and Mrs. Michael Arthur Rev. and Mrs. Henry E. Avent, Jr. The Ayco Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs Dennis Baer The Barker Welfare Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Gifford Beaton Mrs. Katrina Becker Dr. Nadia Blanchet and Dr. Kent Rollins Ms. Christine Bogrette Cecil and Barrie Bozard Ms. Amy Bunting Mrs. Blair Bunting Darnell Ethel-Jane Westfeldt Bunting Foundation

COASTAL LEGACY SOCIETY The Coastal Legacy Society honors those who have provided for the Coastal Conservation League through their wills or estate plans. By making a gift to the Coastal Legacy Society, you will join this group of extraordinary individuals in their commitment to protect the Lowcountry for generations. If you are interested in finding out more about naming the Coastal Conservation League in your will or estate plans, please contact Senior Development Officer Catherine McCullough at (843) 725-2066. Ethel-Jane Westfeldt Bunting Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Russell Burns, Jr. Mrs. Charlotte Caldwell and Mr. Jeffrey Schutz Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Coffee, Jr. Ms. Marcia Curtis Mr. Howard F. Drew Ms. Carol Ervin and Mr. Bailey Bolen Mrs. Mary C. Everts Dr. Annette G. Godow Miss Florence E. Goodwin

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Thank You! NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERSHIPS May 1, 2012 – August 31, 2012 SPECIAL GIFTS Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. William R. Barrett, Jr. Mr. John F. Brown Dr. Adolphus W. Dunn Mr. and Mrs. Clarence M. Eidt, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Gravil Mr. and Mrs. James A. Grimsley III Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Happe Ms. Connie Haskell Ms. Betsy A. Jukofsky Mr. and Mrs. John P. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Boulton D. Mohr Ms. Nancy Muller and Mr. Warren Mersereau Ms. Brenda S. O'Shields Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Opoulos III Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Parks Dr. and Mrs. Jerry H. Reitzel Mr. William E. Roschen Mr. and Mrs. Elliott M. Skidmore Col. and Mrs. Charles W. Stockell Dr. and Mrs. Luther M. Strayer III Mr. Thomas Sweeny and Mrs. Sally Burnett Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Tracy Mr. George Westerfield Mrs. Mary Theresa Wightman ADVOCATE $250 Anonymous Dr. Michal Baird and Mr. Jim Darlington Barrier Island Eco Tours Mr. Rhett S. Bickley Blue Pearl Farms Dr. P. Jeffrey Bower and Ms. Mignon Faget Ms. Alyssondra Campaigne and Mr. George Abar Mr. Ed Carraway Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cart Drs. John and Ruth Carter John and Alice Claggett Mr. Thomas Clements Coalition of Concerned Citizens of Williamsburg Mrs. Mary C. Cutler Mr. and Mrs. Tom Davis Dr. and Mrs. George B. Del Porto Mr. and Mrs. James K. Dias Ms. Ann W. Dibble Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Feldmann Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Dr. Charles E. Friedman Dr. and Mrs. James H. Gault Mr. and Mrs. Kinney Gause Mr. Andrew Geer Rev. and Mrs. C. J. Hammet, Sr. Janis Hammett Ms. Robin L. Hardin Dr. Edward L. Hay Mr. R. B. Haynes Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Holleman III Mr. H. W. Igleheart Mr. Hugh Jeffers and Ms. Anna Lee Turner Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kapp Ms. Susan Kilpatrick and Mr. Charles Norris Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Kirkland, Jr. Nora Kravec and Charles Cyr Melissa and Michael Ladd Jonathan Lamb Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Leak Mr. Edward T. Legare Mr. and Mrs. William C. Lortz Mr. Gordon Lyle, Jr. Timothy J. Lyons, M.D. Mr. Mark J. Martin Mr. J.C. McElveen, Jr.

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Thank You! Mr. and Mrs. David G. Hodges Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Hollings, Jr. Dr. Bill Holt Mr. Newton I. Howle, Jr. Drs. Richard and Margaret Hunt Mrs. Vera C. Hyman Mr. George Ivey Dr. and Mrs. Edward Jauch Mr. and Mrs. R Hunter Kennedy III Mr. and Mrs. Edward King Mr. and Mrs. George S. King, Jr. Mr. Lincoln Kinnicutt Ms. Marian Knight Ms. Nancy M. Kreml Mr. and Mrs. John R. Kuhn Mrs. Wendy Kulick Dr. and Mrs. Seth P. Kupferman Dr. and Mrs. Pearon G. Lang Ms. Jane E. Lareau Mr. Julien E. Libaire Dr. I. Grier Linton, Jr. Mr. Wade H. Logan IV Ms. Meg MacLeod Mr. and Mrs. Dennis D. Maxwell Mrs. Audrey C. McBratney Mr. and Mrs. Franklin McCann Mr. John T. McCarter Mr. Mark McConnel and Mr. Darryl Phillips Mr. Ted McCormack Col. and Mrs. Thomas G. McCunniff Ms. Eileen Mary McGuffie Mr. and Mrs. G. Thomas McKane Mr. William W. McKinnon Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm T. McPherson Mrs. Phyllis Miller Harry Joe and Rachel Montgomery Dr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Moore, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Morgenstern Mr. and Mrs. John Muench Mrs. Nancy T. Myers Network For Good Newkirk Environmental, Inc. Lee Nodes Dr. Joye A. Norris Dr. Greg Ohanesian Mr. and Mrs. John D. Ohlandt Palmetto Garden Club Mr. and Mrs. Andy F. Parker The Pew Charitable Trusts Mr. and Mrs. James A. Pierson V. Adm. Douglas C. Plate Mr. and Mrs. George B. Post, Jr. Angel Passailaigue Postell Mr. William Pregnall Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Prioleau Mr. and Mrs. James M. Prutting Mr. John L. Quigley, Jr. Dr. Carroll A. Quinn Mrs. Susan C. Rakestraw Mr. Frank W. Rambo Ms. Cheryl Randall The Honorable Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Mr. J. Cheshire Rhett Mr. and Mrs. David Rice Artie and Lee Richards Mr. and Mrs. Mark Robertson Mr. and Mrs. William A. Robinson, Jr. Ms. Mary L. Roe Ms. Catherine G. Rogers Dr. Jeremy Rutledge Mr. Frank E. Sagendorph and Ms. Judith Anne Berger Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Salas Hannah Salters Mr. and Mrs. Daniel K. Schiffer Prudence S. Scott and Jennifer Haas Mr. and Mrs. Ernest J. Sifford, Jr. Dani Brae Silver Dr. and Mrs. Jack W. Simmons, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Sedgwick L. Simons Dr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Smith

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