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Coastal

Winter 2011

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Volume 22 No.4

Conservation League

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Waste Not

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DOT Reform Now

Wind for the Carolinas

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Cruise Economics

GrowCountry

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From the Director

Winter 2011

Vol. 22

No. 4

STAFF ____________________ Director Assistant Director

Dana Beach Megan Desrosiers

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

NORTH COAST Office Director Nancy Cave

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Office Director Patrick Moore Govt. Relations Coordinator Merrill McGregor Project Manager Ryan Black

_______PROGRAMS _____________ Program Directors Hamilton Davis Kate Parks Lisa Turansky

Project Manager Katie Zimmerman GrowFood Carolina Sara Clow Director of Communications Adrienne Levy

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

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

Tonnia Switzer-Smalls Ashley Waters Nora Kravec Louann Yorke

Board of Directors Roy Richards, Chair William Cogswell Goffinet McLaren Andrea Ziff Cooper Ian McLaren Berry Edwards Tee Miller Richard T. Hale Richard R. Schmaltz Katharine Hastie Jeffrey Schutz Hank Holliday Harriet Smartt Holly Hook Stan Stevens W. Jefferson Leath Bill Turner Patricia W. Lessane Victoria C. Verity Alex Marsh

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: info@scccl.org website: www.CoastalConservationLeague.org 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.

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Economic Development Should Not Be in the Eye of the Beholder hese days it's hard to find anybody advocating anything that doesn't focus on "economic development." Cruise ships are good for it. Savannah River dredging is bad for it. Road building is good, if it's a road in your district; but bad, if it’s in someone else's district. It leaves one wondering if the whole discussion isn't a scam, just another way to manipulate voters. It's clear that all public investment produces at least some economic benefits – people hired to run a bulldozer or to engineer an overpass – and that all public projects come with financial, environmental and community costs. The key to good decisions is to evaluate objectively, comprehensively and transparently what the best projects are – where benefits are high and broadly distributed, and where costs are low and mitigatable. When government spends money on an economic development project, who are the winners and losers? Nowhere is this more important than in the transportation sector, which consumes as much taxpayer funding as any arm of our state government. In an effort to make sense of it, let's consider who the winners and losers are. By far, the two biggest transportation projects in the state are: I-73, the proposed $2.4 billion interstate from Rockingham to Conway, that would run parallel to, and roughly 40 miles south of, another new interstate in North Carolina called I-74; and I-526, the half-billion-dollar project that would extend two new four-lane bridges to rural Johns Island. The winners are hard to identify. The Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce argues that getting tourists to Conway twenty minutes faster will produce enormous benefits for the economy. But even if this were true, the same time savings can be achieved by improving existing roads, for one-tenth the price of I-73. I-526 winners are definitely not Johns Island residents or Charleston County citizens, who have spoken out in large numbers against the project. Because these projects eliminate funds for the real transportation needs of our state, the losers are easy to identify. They are: port customers, who will be forced to ship cargo on an already gridlocked I-26 because there is no money for rail or road improvements; Charleston job seekers, because the road improvements promised to Boeing and potential suppliers will not be completed; farmers, whose routes to market are increasingly filled with potholes; manufacturers and distributors, whose truck fleets are facing reduced weight limits because of unsafe bridges; and South Carolina residents, who for decades will experience declining quality, and increasing deferred maintenance on the state's 41,000 miles of roads. This all sounds like economic development in reverse. The single most effective thing that can be done to improve the future of our economy and our quality of life is to take the decisions on transportation out of the hands of the people who for decades have driven it into the ground. That means radical reform of the S.C. Department of Transportation and elimination of the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank.

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GrowFood Carolina

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ince GrowFood Carolina opened the doors to its newly renovated Charleston warehouse at 990 Morrison Drive on September 29th, boxes and boxes of South Carolina fresh produce have been moving through. GrowFood Carolina produce can now be found in many retail outlets (see side bar) and the community is abuzz over the state’s very first local food hub. This winter, GrowFood Manager Sara Clow and her staff will further refine GrowFood’s business plan and operations to be ready for the busy and bountiful spring season. They will continue to reach out to potential retailers as well as to local farmers, partnering with pre-existing networks such as Clemson Extension, the S.C. Department of Agriculture, NRCS, the Farm Bureau, Arbor One and Lowcountry Local First.

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Local Farm Legislation

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The Coastal Conservation League will be supporting several pieces of legislation in the 2012 General Assembly that enable local farmers to thrive. The first initiative is the Local Food and Farm Investment Resolution. The concurrent resolution sets a goal for state agencies and state-owned facilities to purchase 15% of their food or food products from local farmers by the year 2015. In conjunction with GrowFood Carolina, the Conservation League will also be working closely with the Department of Agriculture on a farm-to-school pilot program. In addition, the Conservation League is working with the S.C. Department of Agriculture on the Agritourism-Oriented Signage Program, S. 105, which was introduced by Sen. Danny Verdin (R-Laurens) and Sen. Phil Leventis (D-Sumter). A companion bill in the House has also been introduced as H.3511 by Rep. Dwight Loftis (R-Greenville). This legislation directs the Department of Transportation to create and supervise a statewide program that would provide directional signs to farms that promote agritourism.

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GrowFood Farmers C Breeze Organic Farms – Nesmith, SC Hudson Family Farms – Rowesville, SC Newton Farms – Nesmith, SC Walters Farms – St. George, SC River Run Farms – Vance, SC Brickyard Point Farms – Lady Island, SC Halve Ewe Herd – Lane, SC Parson Farm – Manning, SC Millgrove Farms – Georgetown, SC

GrowFood Customers/Retailers Butcher & Bee Citrus To Go Cypress Lowcountry Grill Epicure Catering and Event Services FIG Restaurant HUSK Martha Lou’s Kitchen McCrady’s Peninsula Grill Piggly Wiggly Roti Rolls Ted’s Butcher Block The Co-op at Sullivan’s Island The Macintosh The Vegetable Bin Whole Foods Rue de Jean Five Loaves And . . . adding every day!

GrowFood Comes Alive A generous donor underwrote the commissioning of artist David Boatwright to paint a gorgeous mural of the Lowcountry landscape on the GrowFood warehouse exterior. Not only does the mural serve as a tangible jumpstart to GrowFood Carolina, it also contributes to the revitalization of the Morrison Drive corridor – a new urban hotspot on the Charleston peninsula.


Waste Not

CITIZENS REJECT MEGADUMP in Williamsburg County What had been planned as a rally to keep citizens focused on stopping a 400,000-ton solid waste dump in Williamsburg County, instead turned into a joyous celebration as news of the landfill's defeat spread. Nancy Cave

ince 2008, Williamsburg residents have been battling one mega-dump after another, beginning with the defeat of a 2.4-million-ton landfill proposed for the tiny community of Nesmith. The Coastal Conservation League enlisted the S.C. Environmental Law Project to help Williamsburg citizens file a lawsuit to stop the project. This past September, the specter of another proposed mega-dump for Williamsburg raised its ugly head. County council announced three possible sites (the primary one located near the community of Cades) for a facility that would handle almost half-a-million tons of solid waste. Despite a lack of information from council and suppression of public comment and participation, citizens continued to overflow council chambers and speak out publicly against this ill conceived and unnecessary landfill. The persistence and hard work of the Coalition of Citizens for Williamsburg and its representatives and allies in the community paid off when a majority of Williamsburg County Council voted this October to stop all activity on the landfill and withdraw the permit. Later in the month, DHEC wrote county council a letter confirming that the requested permit for the landfill would be withdrawn. At the November 3rd celebration, more than 200 people gathered to thank the “fearless four” – the county councilmen who refused to let Williamsburg become a dumping ground. W.B. Wilson, Sam Floyd, Andy McKnight and Franklin Fulmore were all recognized for voting to withdraw the landfill permit. State Senator Yancey McGill praised the councilmen for their leadership and called on citizens to stay involved. Williamsburg landowner and activist, Dennis Holt, was also honored for his behind-the-scenes support to stop the landfill. He was presented with a print of General

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Citizens Speak Out – An overflow crowd of concerned citizens attends a meeting on the proposed landfill in Williamsburg County. Francis Marion, the original Williamsburg defender. Other speakers included former Councilman Booker T. Pressley, citizen organizer Dale Phillips and Conservation League North Coast Office Director, Nancy Cave. “Why should Williamsburg be saddled with a 400,000ton landfill, when the county generates only 16,000 tons of waste a year?” asks Cave, who has assisted Williamsburg County residents for the last four years in their battle against mega-dumps. The Conservation League joined with citizens in this most recent campaign by filing an appeal with DHEC to overturn the landfill permit. Now that county council has voted to withdraw the permit, DHEC will seek dismissal of the League’s appeal. Cave concludes, “Citizen opposition to the landfill made all the difference. The people of Williamsburg County are amazing.”

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Recycling Means Jobs

Alcoholic Beverage Container Recycling Bill

In 2009, the recycling industry created 1,354 jobs in South Carolina. Recycling equals a $52 million opportunity for the Palmetto State annually. South Carolina has seven material recycling facilities and more than 300 collectors, brokers, processors and manufacturers across the state employing approximately 15,600 people. A 2010 Clemson University study projects recycling industry growth at 12% annually, producing 37,000 direct and indirect jobs statewide in five years.

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Recoverable material going to landfills costs taxpayers $31 million in disposal costs, and decreases revenue opportunities for the state, counties and municipalities.

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The Coastal Conservation League and its conservation partners, working with business owners in the hospitality and recycling industries, are promoting legislation to increase recycling in bars and restaurants, reduce the need for landfill space, and create new jobs. The Alcoholic Beverage Container (ABC) Recycling Bill, S.461, establishes a statewide program to provide a sustainable stream of recyclable material for industry growth and job creation. Sponsored by Sen. Ray Cleary (R- Horry, Georgetown, Charleston) in the Senate, the new legislation calls for businesses that have permits for on-site alcohol consumption to recycle their plastic, cardboard, aluminum and glass. Recycling expenses are comparable to the price of sending waste to a landfill. When businesses recycle, landfilling expenses decrease, the burden on the taxpayer to pay for new landfills is lightened, and everyone wins. Real costs associated with restaurants and bars show that recycling is good for South Carolina business. At the start of the 2012 legislative session, Rep. David Hiott (R-Pickens) will champion the recycling bill in the House. Says Elise Angell of the Myrtle Beach Public Relations & CentraArchy Restaurant Management Company in a letter submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee supporting S.461: “In Myrtle Beach, we currently have six restaurants that are participating in green recycling efforts. In just eight months, our restaurants have recycled 53 tons of materials. Initially, we thought it would be a difficult transition to move the restaurants into a recycling mentality. . . now we have realized how easy it is and how much our staff wants to be a part of these efforts.�


DOT Reform

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As we look towards 2012, there is an opportunity to fix one of the most mismanaged agencies in the history of state government – the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT). Unable to pay their contractors on time, SCDOT has nonetheless recklessly proposed to use more than 90% of its bonding capacity to build roads that are destructive and unnecessary, with no plan to find the estimated $20 billion required for maintenance in the coming years. We must seize this opportunity now to fix our beleaguered transportation system.

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DOT Reform

s 2EFORM3#$/4GOVERNANCEAND project selection, and the mechanisms to fully enact the prioritization process laid out in Act 114 – the 2007 SCDOT reform legislation. (CCL was instrumental in passing this law.) s %STABLISHAh&IX)T&IRSTvPOLICYWHERE maintenance and repair of existing roads and bridges receive priority. s &OLDTHE3TATE)NFRASTRUCTURE"ANK (STIB) into SCDOT to prevent unneeded roads like I-73 and I-526 from bankrupting the state and harming the environment. Working in conjunction with the Southern Environmental Law Center, the Conservation League has joined with legislative leaders to craft legislation that will restore the intended purpose of Act 114, strengthening its implementation by adding language that ensures that the objective, criteria-based project ranking system is mandatory, not advisory. This effort will also address the need for a “Fix It First” policy, guaranteeing that a percentage of state funds is applied to necessary road maintenance in order to balance the past focus on new roads. We hope to have a SCDOT reform bill introduced in the beginning of the 2012 legislative session, with hearings starting early in the new year.

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The Challenge The Coastal Conservation League has been meeting with the head of the Senate Transportation Committee, Sen. Larry Grooms (R-Berkeley), as well as the Senate Majority leader, Harvey Peeler (R-Cherokee), and other leaders in the General Assembly to discuss the urgent need to reform SCDOT. Objectives include:

Misplaced Priorities – While SCDOT continues to fund new roads and bridges that the state doesn't need, South Carolina faces a backlog of deferred road and bridge maintenance (including repairs) that amount to tens of billions of dollars. Backlog and Lack of Transparency South Carolina, with the fourth largest state-maintained highway system in the nation, has an extremely high backlog of deferred road and bridge maintenance, and repair needs, amounting to tens of billions of dollars. This backlog is well documented within the agency and of great concern to a range of interest groups, from the S.C. Chamber of Commerce to the Department of Agriculture. In addition, our roads are the sixth most dangerous in the country, with many unmet safety needs in rural areas. SCDOT reform under Act 114 in 2007 did not address this issue. A statutory requirement is necessary to ensure that an adequate portion of available federal and state transportation revenue is allocated to meet these critical needs. Inevitably, this will mean less money for new highway projects. Furthermore, an objective, transparent basis for project prioritization, as envisioned with the passage of Act 114 four years ago, has yet to be fully implemented by SCDOT. The I-73 bonding is the “poster child” for this current cavalier approach.

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DOT Reform Legislation

Fix-It-First: Given the magnitude of SCDOT’s maintenance and repair backlog, a statutory floor will be introduced requiring that a minimum of 75% of all federal and state highway funding be used on maintenance and repair needs until the backlog is addressed. In addition, proposed legislation will require SCDOT to develop an annual plan, and publish an accompanying report, to ensure that adequate funds are being allocated to address the backlog of unmet maintenance, repair and safety needs until at least 80% of the state’s roads and bridges are in good repair. Project Prioritization: Act 114 should be amended to require adherence to ranking criteria for all projects. To ensure adequate oversight, an enforceability provision should be added to the law. In addition, a cost-benefit analysis, including consideration of lower cost “functional” alternatives (turn lanes and signal coordination over new lane miles), should be required for all proposed projects with a projected cost of more than $50,000,000. The STIB: The State Infrastructure Bank duplicates, and in some cases conflicts with, the core functions of SCDOT regarding investments in our statewide transportation system. For example, the two agencies have entirely different boards and project prioritization schemes. The STIB agency and board should be folded into SCDOT. The project prioritization law, including a clarified mandate to fully evaluate potential major new capacity projects, can serve as an effective way to allocate appropriate funding to the largest projects of statewide significance. The Conservation League is also recommending that bundles of maintenance projects be funded by STIB, as has been done in other states. SCDOT Commission: The current practice of SCDOT Commission members being appointed by the various Congressional District state legislative delegations has led members to have a primary focus on representing their particular districts rather than the best interests of the state overall. One solution would be for the SCDOT Commission to remain a seven-member appointed body, but with a revised appointment process and a fiduciary duty established, directed to overseeing and implementing statewide transportation policy and needs, rather than focusing on a single district. All members could be appointed on an “at large” basis, with backgrounds and expertise in designated areas, such as: economic development; land use; social services and elder needs; freight logistics; multi-modal mobility; rural, farm and forestry needs; engineering; environmental issues, and safety and public health. An additional requirement could be added to ensure a representative geographic mix. These appointments should be made by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate (or a joint legislative committee).

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“South Carolina is falling behind other states that have better systems to prioritize the inevitable long wish list of desired new highway capacity, while at the same time, balancing that with the fundamental need to maintain existing infrastructure. Fiscal realities at both the federal and state levels make the need for change in South Carolina an absolute imperative.” – David Farren, Senior Attorney and Leader of the Transportation Initiative for the Southern Environmental Law Center


DOT Reform The STIB The State Transportation Infrastructure Bank (STIB) is the primary funding source for large transportation projects in South Carolina. It has no system of project evaluation and ranking to ensure that projects of statewide importance are constructed. Occasionally, projects are funded in the order they were submitted, but not consistently. Decisions tend to be made politically. As reported in the Charleston Post and Courier recently, the bank cannot fund all of the proposals it has received. Projects pending before the STIB include $30 million to widen I-26 in Berkeley County, $88 million to create a drainage system for Charleston’s Crosstown expressway, and $19 million to improve roads to Ashley Ridge High School in Dorchester County. These three proposals are competing with three others in Beaufort, York and Jasper Counties. All told, the six requests add up to $462 million, while the STIB only has $80 million to grant. Meanwhile, a $358-million proposal for road improvements to support the Boeing plant and freight movement in North Charleston is backlogged indefinitely. At the same time, projects like I-526, which will consume $420 million of public funds but produce no transportation benefits, take precedence – living proof of the need for SCDOT reform in 2012.

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The Real Need – A $358-million proposal for much needed road improvements to support the Boeing plant and freight movement through North Charleston is backlogged indefinitely due to a history of mismanagement at SCDOT. C OA S TA L C O N S E RVAT I O N L E AG U E


Energy Update

Offshore Wind South Carolina's Most Abundant Renewable Resource

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his year, the Coastal Conservation League initiated a meeting in Charlotte with North Carolina and South Carolina representatives to discuss opportunities for collaborating to accelerate the development of offshore wind energy on the southern Atlantic seaboard. The meeting was heralded as a significant first step towards regional collaboration for offshore wind in the Southeast.

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Energy Update Time for Collaboration The objective of the two-state meeting was to explore ways to leverage each state’s experience, knowledge, and resources to develop offshore wind energy in a way that is mutually beneficial to both states. “Our states are uniquely positioned with strengths and advantages that complement each other,” says Elizabeth Colbert-Busch of the Clemson University Restoration Institute. Some of the initial opportunities that were discussed included enabling various research institutions to collaborate on future research projects and exploring the possibility of an offshore wind energy project along the N.C.-S.C. border. Represented organizations included the U.S. Department of Energy Savannah River National Laboratory, Santee Cooper, N.C. Offshore Wind Coalition, N.C. Department of Commerce, N.C. Solar Center, N.C. Energy Office, N.C. Sustainable Energy Association, S.C. Energy Office, Clemson University Restoration Institute, Coastal Carolina University, Coastal Conservation League, North Strand Coastal Wind Team, and the City of North Myrtle Beach.

An Impressive Resource According to a report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 33% of the total East Coast offshore wind potential within 50 miles of the shoreline is located off the coasts of North and South Carolina. Both states have offshore wind energy resources that exceed their current installed electricity generation capacity. “Based on the report, North Carolina and South Carolina have the largest offshore wind energy resources in shallow water on the Atlantic seaboard,” states Ralph Nichols, Wind Energy Program Manager at the Savannah River National Laboratory. Indeed, if one looks at wind potential in shallow water (less than 30 meters) and more than 12 miles from the shore (an important consideration in limiting visual impacts), the figures are even more impressive, with the Carolinas alone holding more than half of the East Coast resource. Adding Virginia and Georgia boosts the Southeast’s share of East Coast offshore wind potential to 82%. “This excellent wind resource, combined with outstanding port facilities in the region, should attract investment by utilities and the offshore wind industry,” Nichols adds.

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State House Energy Bills The Coastal Conservation League is advocating for the adoption of a comprehensive clean energy policy that removes regulatory hurdles for substantive investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency by our state’s utilities, while encouraging private sector clean energy investments. The Conservation League is also working to provide a financing mechanism for the development of efficiency and renewable improvements to existing industrial and commercial properties on a large scale. The S.C. Commercial and Industrial Imported Fuel Reduction Act, H.3930, would allow municipalities to establish financing districts and issue bonds, and has been introduced by Rep. Shannon Erickson (R-Beaufort). The proceeds of these bonds could only be used for the purpose of implementing a program that makes loans to the owners of commercial and industrial properties for energy improvements within the district.

Only those participating in the program pay for the program. The loan would be repaid in conjunction with property taxes from the participating properties. There is no cost to the state, no cost to non-participating businesses, and no cost to the general population of the governing body that establishes the district. H.3930 has been read once in the House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, and must pass both the House and the Senate in 2012. Additionally, the League continues to advocate for an increase in South Carolina’s solar tax credit, from 25% to 35%, as articulated in H.3346, sponsored by Rep. Dwight Loftis (R-Greenville). This bill passed resoundingly through the House in 2011, and many senators have already expressed support for it in 2012. An increase in the solar tax credit will accelerate solar deployment and foster job creation in South Carolina.

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Energy Update

Renewable Energy Offers Path for South Carolina Growth

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South Carolina Renewable Energy Forum held in Columbia this year highlighted the state’s potential to become a hub in the emerging renewable energy sector. Since 2008, South Carolina has landed about 3,000 jobs in the business of alternative or renewable energy, according to George Patrick, deputy secretary of the S.C. Department of Commerce. The jobs represent an investment of $1.4 billion. Examples of the state’s emergence as a leader in green power enterprises include: s"-7SCONVERSIONOFLANDFILLGAS into hydrogen at its Spartanburg manufacturing plant. The company uses hydrogen fuel cells to power cargo vehicles in the 1.2 million-square-foot facility. s$OMTAR#ORPORATIONSSTARTUPOFA 50-megawatt biomass steam turbine generator at its Bennettsville paper mill. The generator uses steam from wood waste to make electricity.

s3ANTEE#OOPER ASTATE OPERATED power company, has signed a 15-year agreement to buy 50 megawatts of green power. s3#%LECTRIC'AS#OAND Boeing’s energy contract, resulting in the installation of ten acres of solar panels on the roof of the 787 Dreamliner assembly plant in North Charleston. The Boeing facility is the largest solar farm in the Southeast and sixth largest in the United States. The solar facility is capable of generating 2.6 megawatts, or enough power for 250 homes. Many jobs will also come from startups like Trulite Inc., of Columbia, which manufactures fuel cells for portable hydrogen power generators. The company currently employs 15 people, but is in the process of ramping up production. By 2015, Trulite plans to directly employ about 200 workers; and that number doesn’t include its eight suppliers.

While these trends provide encouragement, South Carolina still lags behind its neighbors in renewable energy development and subsequent job creation. In 2011, North Carolina’s clean energy sector grew by 18.4% and generated more than $3.1 billion in gross annual revenue. The relatively even distribution of these activities is equally impressive - clean energy firms maintain physical offices in 87 of N.C.’s 100 counties. Fortunately, we have a new partner in South Carolina helping us achieve greater energy independence. The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) recently opened its doors in Columbia with the charge of organizing a broad group of businesses to foster S.C.’s renewable energy industries. They plan to accomplish this through policy development and educational outreach to the state's decision makers. SCCEBA will likely produce the state’s first renewable energy and energy efficiency industries census in 2012, a useful tool for communicating with legislators about the benefits of renewable energy development. The organization’s newly appointed executive director, Tom French, previously served as Chairman of the S.C. Biomass Council and brings more than three decades of energy industry experience to the job. 2011 Industries Census

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New Business Alliance for Clean Energy

Clean Energy Firms Multiply in N.C.

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The 2011 Industries Census shows that the clean energy sector in North Carolina grew by 18.4% this year. There are more than 1,000 firms employing 14,800 (full-time equivalent) employees in more than 2,000 physical offices across 87 North Carolina counties. C OA S TA L C O N S E RVAT I O N L E AG U E


Cruise Economics

Cruise Economics 101

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lines have a significant advantage over local South Carolina businesses by virtue of minimal investment, large profits, and an ever extending reach. The Coastal Conservation League is working to ensure that the cruise industry operates on a level playing field with other South Carolina businesses. Public access to wastewater discharge logs, investment in shoreside power, passenger fees, and a cap on the number and size of cruise ships are all reasonable ways to achieve this balance. Other communities have successfully enacted such safeguards and Charleston is certainly worthy of the same.

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Port cities such as Norfolk, San Diego and Mobile have invested millions of dollars in new terminals, only to be quickly abandoned by the cruise industry. Alaskan taxpayers funded a rail line for the use of cruise passengers only, with the cruise lines even owning the train cars. On average, cruise passengers spend more on souvenirs and extras on the ship than for their tickets. Cruise companies are creative, and sell cheaper versions of what landside stores offer. They heavily promote excursions from companies with which they have prior business agreements, earning a percentage of revenue from excursion sales. Excursion companies working independently are occasionally presented to passengers as “unreliable.” NO CHANCE FOR THE LITTLE GUY

Often, chain stores – typically found

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in cruise ports – will replace locally owned businesses that sell unique wares. For example, as cruise ship visits have increased in Alaskan ports, Juneau’s South Franklin Street has changed from a varied assortment of local stores to a monoculture of jewelry shops selling mass-produced items. Some of these stores are chains that are also located at cruise ports in the Virgin Islands, Mexico and other Alaskan cities.

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Charleston’s Market Street is currently filled with a host of different vendors, including artists, sweetgrass basket makers, and local and national restaurants. Although often filled with tourists, the street’s composition does not primarily cater to monolithic cruise companies. A FAIR PLAYING FIELD?

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lready the cruise lines have an advantage over many other businesses in South Carolina because they pay few, if any, taxes. The New York Times recently revealed that Carnival Corporation’s incorporation in Panama allowed them to pay “total corporate taxes –federal, state, local and foreign – equal to only 1.1 % of its cumulative $11.3 billion in profits” over the past five years. In Charleston, cruise ships exceed the building height ordinance, and operate three times the number of rooms than the peninsula’s largest hotel. City and local buses must refrain from idling more than five minutes, while cruise ships idle with far dirtier fuel for ten to twelve hours a day. In addition, few local suppliers benefit from Carnival’s presence. Most of the Carnival Fantasy’s food is trucked in from warehouses in Florida. The Conservation League will continue to demand basic standards to protect Charleston from the negative effects of an unmitigated cruise industry, and allow for an equitable starting point for business competition.


Giving Back

In Memoriam Katharine Cheshire Knott & Genevieve Chandler Peterkin 1928-2011 Words often fail to convey the importance of place in the lives of those who call the Lowcountry home. One has to be in the presence of one of these lives, first-hand, to really feel and understand the meaning of place. And, most importantly, that person has to be willing to share her world. Fortunately, Charleston and Murrells Inlet were blessed with two such people – Katharine “Katty” Cheshire Knott and Genevieve “Sister” Chandler Peterkin. Both born in 1928 to old South Carolina families, Katty and Sister – while deeply tied to their Lowcountry roots – never let the past get in the way of living the present.

“Katty” Knott Katty grew up in downtown Charleston with her brother and sister, and a large extended family. She graduated from the College of Charleston and not long after, married Bostonian Amory Parker, with whom she had three children. After Amory’s death, Katty married Londoner Dudley Knott and, after many years of happiness, was predeceased by him as well. While Katty raised her family in New England, she remained deeply loyal and in touch with Charleston. As an artist, she loved to retreat to the Lowcountry’s beaches to paint and reflect. But when in Charleston city proper, Katty was a catalyst for fun and excitement – constantly gathering people (both native and newcomer) in her charming house and garden to rally around the causes she believed in – especially the arts and the coastal environment. As Anne Rhett – wife of the late Frank Rhett, Katty’s nephew – wrote in the Charleston Mercury, Katty loved the coast and brought “people from around the world, into her world.” Nephew Cheshire Rhett, echoed these sentiments, “If Katty had it, she wanted to share it.” True to form, Katty – a long-time supporter and friend of the Coastal Conservation League – left a generous bequest to the League upon her death. She will be treasured and remembered always.

“Sister” Peterkin Sister was the granddaughter of one of the early settlers of Murrells Inlet and grew up at Wachesaw Plantation. She was one of five children and spent much of her childhood in Georgetown County creeks, catching shrimp and crabs with her siblings. A graduate of Coker College, she went on to earn a Master’s degree in library science from the University of North Carolina. Sister was the founding librarian for the Georgetown County Library and even during the days of Jim Crow, courageously funneled books to the black community, even if it had to be through the back door. Sister demonstrated this same courage on behalf of the environment, launching a campaign in her mid20s to prevent the dredging of a canal to the mouth of Murrells Inlet. As was stated in the Coastal Observer upon her death, “She believed the future of Murrells Inlet was tied to the creek and fought all her life to protect it.” Likewise, Sister had always been a friend to Brookgreen Gardens, where her mother had worked for the late Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington. It was there that she later exposed the clear-cutting of longleaf pines on the property, forming a group called the Brookgreen Guardians and working with the Conservation League to halt the desecration. Sister was also dedicated to preserving and recording the area’s history, co-editing Coming Through: Voices of a South Carolina Gullah Community from WPA Oral Histories and co-writing with William Baldwin, Heaven is a Beautiful Place. Her legacy will live on.

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QOL Spotlight Katharine Hastie with her children at Yellowstone Lake this summer.

Katharine Hastie League Board Member and QOL Co-Chair

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ow does someone who intends to be an English major become a physics major and go on to earn a Masters in Environmental Systems Engineering? While this may seem like a contradiction, Katharine Hastie doesn’t see it that way at all. In fact, the world of the humanities constantly informs her world of science and engineering. Katharine would also tell you that the particulars of her scientific training provide helpful ground-truthing for the myriad abstract challenges one encounters each day in raising children and serving one’s community. That’s one reason why she is drawn to the Coastal Conservation League, with its combination of scientific knowhow and cultural awareness, and its penchant for making connections. Born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, Katharine has always been captivated by the wider world. She grew up spending vacations in Highlands, hiking in the North Carolina mountains, and visiting her aunt in Salt Lake, with side trips to Yellowstone and other western wonders. So it’s no surprise she developed a passion for nature and the environment. Katharine is also one to let life lead her where it may. Never intending to include Sewanee (the University of the South) on her college search, she relented to her mother’s pleadings to at least stop by and take a look (her grandfather was an alumnus). She immediately fell in love with the 10,000-acre campus, calling it “an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.” At every other campus on her tour she would ask, “Where are the mountains?” It was at Sewanee that Katharine met her husband, Winslow Hastie, an art history major from Charleston. Upon completion of Sewanee, they both entered graduate school – Katharine to Clemson to earn a Masters in Environmental Engineering and Science, and Winslow to University of Georgia for a Masters in Historic Preservation. In 2000, after working and living in Athens, Ga., Katharine and Winslow took off for San Francisco, wanting to experience life in one of the West Coast’s great cities. She took a job as an environmental consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton and he found work as a planner for the City of San Francisco. Four years later they had a son – Winslow, Jr. – and it was at that time they began to feel the pull of returning to a place where they had roots and could become connected with their community in a deeper way. So in 2005, they returned to

Winslow’s hometown of Charleston and have never looked back. Daughter Eloise was born in 2007 and the family settled in the Longborough neighborhood of Wagener Terrace. Winslow now works for the Historic Charleston Foundation and Katharine was able to continue with Booz Allen, working out of their home at not quite full-time (80%). Booz Allen is very “mom friendly,” according to Katharine, and affords her the flexibility and time she needs for raising Winslow, Jr. and Eloise. Katharine also gives back to the community, serving on the boards of the Conservation League and YesCarolina. Her readings of food guru Michael Pollan, as well as her exposure to the food culture of California – its bountiful farmers markets and strong emphasis on locally grown produce – carries over into her work with the League. Katharine is especially interested in connecting the League’s younger QOL (Quality of Life) membership with the new GrowFood Carolina program. “So many young families are vitally interested in the local food movement,” says Katharine. “We want a better, right path for feeding our families and children, and GrowFood is exactly the vehicle our community needs to foster local, sustainable food production and consumption. In my role as co-chair of QOL, I see a very real and strong connection between the GrowFood mission and the aspirations of QOL members.”

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Members' Corner

The Jane Elizabeth Lareau Award Presented annually to individuals, businesses or organizations that make outstanding contributions to South Carolina’s civic discourse regarding the protection of the state’s unique natural and community resources, the Jane Elizabeth Lareau Award for Inspirational Environmental Activism was presented by the Conservation League this fall to two sea island leaders – Thomas Legare and William “Bill” Saunders. Thomas and Bill founded (l-r) Bill Saunders receives his Jane Elizabeth Lareau Concerned Citizens of the Sea Award from Dana Beach. Islands – a citizens group that advocates for a balance between the preservation of Johns Island’s rural culture and quality of life, and economic improvements that will enhance conditions on the island for the people that live there. This is the first activist group on Johns Island to unite both the African American and white communities for a common cause. Together, they have helped create a better future for the sea island. Thomas Legare celebrates his receipt of the Jane Elizabeth Lareau Award with Megan Desrosiers.

The New Agriculture

Lee Brother Your Supper with Nora Kravec On a beautiful fall evening along Adams Creek on Wadmalaw Island, famed Charleston foodies Matt and Ted Lee, in partnership with the state’s Certified South Carolina program, treated Conservation League staffer Nora Kravec and friends to a scrumptious Lowcountry supper comprised of favorite local foods. Nora won a contest to have a supper party “Lee Brothered” by the renowned chefs. From prickly pear cactus cosmopolitans and butterbean pate, to okra purlo and quail burgers, it was a feast for the eyes and palate.

Wes Jackson speaks at the Charleston Library Society on November 17th.

(l-r) Matt Lee, Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers, Conservation League staffer Nora Kravec, and Ted Lee host a Lee Brother Supper on Wadmalaw Island.

Wes Jackson – founder and president of the Land Institute, MacArthur Fellow and noted author and expert on sustainable agriculture – captivated Conservation League supporters gathered at the Charleston Library Society on November 17th. In one hour, with great depth and humor, Wes led participants on a millennialong journey, tracing the history of man and farming, and the history of man’s dependence on carbon. His vision of a sustainable, perennial-based agriculture gives hope to the world.

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Members' Corner

GrowCountry! On November 5th, hundreds of Conservation League supporters and GrowFood fans packed the newly renovated Charleston warehouse at 990 Morrison Drive for a celebration of GrowFood Carolina’s first harvest. Delicious local foods were served up by Brannon Florie of 17 North, while Icebox and Palmetto Brewery stocked the bar. Blue Plantation Band provided foot tapping bluegrass tunes and a giant screen featured the LSU – Alabama game live. It was an evening not to be missed!

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In House

Sullie Saves the Seas

Roy Richards Becomes Chair of Conservation League Board Thanks to Retiring Board Chair Laura Gates and to Retiring Board Member Cartter Lupton

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oy Richards, a native of Carrollton, Georgia and Chairman of Southwire, has become the sixth chair to lead the Board of Directors of the Coastal Conservation League. Roy moved to Charleston with his family in 2004. He and his wife, Ginna, who is an environmental attorney and trustee of the Southern Environmental Law Center, are dedicated conservationists. While in Georgia, Roy chaired the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and served as Chairman of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. For the last several years, Richards has been a trustee of the Trust for Public Lands and a leading advocate for land conservation nationwide. Roy has served on the League’s Board of Directors since 2004. Meanwhile, the Conservation League extends its heartfelt thanks to retiring board chair Laura Gates, who became a trustee of the League in the fall of 2002 and has been a forceful, strategic and dedicated advocate for the environment throughout her tenure. A graduate of Wellesley College and the Harvard Business School, Laura has recently been appointed to chair the Board of Trustees of Wellesley College. Laura is also immediate Past President Of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association, Chair of the Alumnae Trustee Nominating Committee, and Vice President of the Gibbes Museum of Art. The League also thanks retiring trustee Cartter Lupton, who has been a member of the League’s board since 2005. For the last 20 years, Cartter has also served on the board of the Lyndhurst Foundation, which has been a key supporter of the Coastal Conservation League and other environmental groups working in the Lowcountry and the Southeast. In addition to his work with conservation, Cartter also serves on the board of the Charleston Junior Golf Foundation and their “First Tee” program, which brings the game of golf to children who would not have access otherwise. Our thanks to all three of these environmental champions!

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eague board member Goffinet McLaren has authored a new children’s book due to come out this winter entitled, Sullie Saves the Seas. Children will laugh with, learn from, and love a savvy seagull’s schemes to save his ocean pals from pollution. Sullie the seagull is in despair at the damage caused by thoughtless humans. Dog poop on the beach, cigarettes in the sand, and fireworks and plastic toys are causing havoc with marine life. So, Sullie forms a “Secret Society” of birds to show humans why they must change their ways. Sullie Saves the Seas (ISBN # 978-0-9833073-4-1) is available at Amazon.com.

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In House Office Space for Rent in the NoMo Corridor

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he GrowFood warehouse has six newly renovated offices available for rent at 990 Morrison Drive on peninsular Charleston, just north of the Ravenel Bridge. Brook Griffin at WECCO is managing the leases and can give you all the details. Please contact her at brook@wecco.com or 843-577-2088. Be a part of the NoMo Creative Corridor!

GrowFood T-Shirts ($15), Hats ($18) and Bags ($5) Now On Sale! GrowFood staffer Bob Tremayne models the new GrowFood T-shirt and hat. Call CCL today at 843-723-8035 to get your very own shirt, hat and shopping bag!

Thanks to Andrea Malloy

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ormer South Coast Office Director Andrea Malloy has accepted a job in Athens, Georgia as director of their local food coop, Daily Groceries. The co-op has been in operation for about 14 years and they are ready to grow. Andrea will be leading Daily Groceries through a strategic planning process and expansion. Says Andrea, “I will truly miss you all. CCL only hires the best. You have all taught me many things that will stay with me for a lifetime.” Best of luck, Andrea, and thank you for a job well done in Beaufort and Jasper Counties.

Online Bicycle/Pedestrian Survey The City of Charleston’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Charleston Moves, and the Coastal Conservation League would like to hear from you about bicycle and pedestrian accessibility in the Charleston area. Charleston lacks adequate infrastructure, as well as proper education for users of roads and sidewalks on how to safely and legally share resources. You can help by taking the following surveys and forwarding to your friends in the Charleston area. UÊ*i`iÃÌÀˆ>˜\ʅÌÌ«\ÉÉÜÜÜ°ÃÕÀÛiޓœ˜ŽiÞ°Vœ“ÉÃÉ YDSXYYP UÊ ˆVÞVi\ʅÌÌ«\ÉÉÜÜÜ°ÃÕÀÛiޓœ˜ŽiÞ°Vœ“ÉÃÉ Y7YZ67D UÊ/œÊÃÕ««œÀÌÊ>ÊÃ>viÊŏiÞÊ,ˆÛiÀÊLˆŽiÉ«i`ÊVÀœÃȘ}\Ê …ÌÌ«\ÉÉÜÜÜ°V…>ÀiÃ̜˜“œÛiðœÀ}É>ŏiÞÚVÀœÃȘ}Ú survey.htm

Welcome

Georgia Jean Speir!

Georgia Jean Speir, daughter of Courtenay Speir and her husband, Andrew, was born on November 1st at 5:23 pm. She weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and measured 19 ½ inches long. Mom and Dad and baby are all healthy and happy, and we are thrilled over this new addition to the Conservation League family.

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Thank You! LIVE OAK SOCIETY Contributions Received from November 1, 2010 - October 31, 2011

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 Melinda Ballard The Ballard Family Foundation Mr. Nathan Berry & Ms. Ceara Donnelley Butler Conservation Fund, Inc. The Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Charlotte Caldwell and Jeffrey Schutz The Ceres Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Chitty Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Strachan Donnelley Family Charitable Lead Unitrust Mrs. Vivian Donnelley Demeter Fund The Festoon Foundation, Inc. Foundation for the Carolinas Nancy and Larry Fuller Laura and Steve Gates Mr. Steve Gavel Mertz Gilmore Foundation 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 Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Lane Mr. Hugh C. Lane, Jr. Mr. T. Cartter Lupton II Lyndhurst Foundation Merck Family Fund Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Milbank III Mills Bee Lane Foundation Mrs. Alexander Moore Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Ms. Justine J. Nathan National Foundation for Philanthropy The Osprey Foundation Mr. Guy Paschal Mr. and Mrs. Howard Phipps, Jr. Post and Courier Foundation V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation 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 Ms. Dorothy D. Smith Libby Smith Southern Region SARE Fred and Alice Stanback, Jr. Ms. Diane D. Terni Mr. Daniel K. Thorne Daniel K. Thorne Foundation Gary and Mary Beth Thornhill Tides Foundation Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation Turner Foundation, Inc.

Jane Smith Turner Foundation Mr. and Mrs. James C. Vardell III WestWind Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Williams The Williams Companies, Inc. Yawkey Foundation

Mrs. Ann R. Baruch Mr. J. Anderson Berly III Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Burtschy Mr. and Mrs. James Coker Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Cross Mr. and Mrs. Wade C. Crow Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Daly Michael and Megan Desrosiers Ms. Martha M. Faucette Fuzzco Mr. and Mrs. E. Stack Gately Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Gerber Katharine and Winslow Hastie Holly H. Hook and Dennis A. Glaves Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Ilderton Joanna Foundation L.R. Burtschy & Company Bob and Jackie Lane Scott and Gayle Lane Charlie and Sally Lee Lasca and Richard Lilly Lasca and Richard Lilly Fund of the Vanguard Charitable Trust Dr. Suzanne Lindsay and Mr. Bruce Lindsay The Suzanne and Bruce Lindsay Charitable Foundation Magnolia Plantation Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John C. Maize, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. G. Alex Marsh III Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Marshall Dr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Mather Mrs. Harriet P McDougal Mr. and Mrs. James R. McNab, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James O. Mills Mrs. Lillie F. Moredock Mr. Arnold Nemirow Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Parks Mr. Guy Paschal Charles and Celeste Patrick Mr. and Mrs. David Paynter Dr. Fred Pittman Mrs. Joan C. Pittman Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. Prevost Mrs. Charles D. Ravenel Grace Jones Richardson Trust Mr. and Mrs. James H. Rion, Jr. Mr. John M. Rivers, Jr. John M. Rivers, Jr. Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Susan Robinson David W. and Susan G. Robinson Foundation Bob Rymer and Catherine Anne Walsh Dr. Sally E. Self Mrs. Martha Jane Soltow Schwab Charitable Fund Brys Stephens Stephens Foundation Stony Point Foundation Mr. and Mrs. T. Paul Strickler William and Shanna Sullivan Charles and Jo Summerall The Waterwheel Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Jacques S. Theriot H. L. Thompson, Jr. Family Foundation Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program

$5,000-$9,999 Anonymous (2) Mrs. Patricia Altschul Banbury Fund, Inc. Virginia and Dana Beach John and Jane Beach Henry M. Blackmer Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Margaret N. Blackmer Ms. Margaret P. Blackmer Mr. William J. Blalock Mr. and Mrs. William C. Cleveland Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Coen Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Colbert The Colbert Family Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation The Edward Colston Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Cooper Mr. and Mrs. John Crawford Mr. and Mrs. P. Steven Dopp Mr. and Mrs. John O. Downing Mr. and Mrs. Martin G. Dudley Mr. and Mrs. Berry Edwards Mr. and Mrs. J. Henry Fair, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Fennell Mr. and Mrs. James L. Ferguson Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Dorothea and Peter Frank Mr. and Mrs. S. Parker Gilbert Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Hagerty Mr. Hank Holliday Billie and Alan Houghton Mr. and Mrs. John Philip Kassebaum Lakeside Foundation Linda Ketner Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kimball Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Laco Barbara M. Lindstedt Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. John E. Masaschi Ms. Laura Mateo Mr. and Mrs. Irenee duPont May Mrs. Frank M. McClain Mr. and Mrs. W. Wallace McDowell, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Meier Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Mitchell, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Alan A. Moses Ms. Margaret O’Brien Price R. and Flora A. Reid Foundation Mr. and Mrs. James B. Rothnie, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Klaus T. Said Drs. Ryan and Erin Smith Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Tenney Susan and Trenholm Walker Ziff Properties Charleston

$2,000-$4,999 Mr. J. Marshall Allen Mr. David Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Dan Bailey

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Warrington Foundation Dr. Robert Ellis Welch, Jr. Dr. Louis Wright and Ms. Patricia Giddens Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Wyrick, Jr. Whole Foods Market Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Ziff

$1,000-$1,999 Anonymous (3) Mr. Donald Alderman 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 Mrs. Katrina Becker Caroline V. Beeland and John M. Moore 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 The Brumley Family Foundation Trust Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Brumley Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burt Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Cain Carefree Catering Nancy and Billy Cave The Cecil Family Mr. Steven Chamberlain Mr. Elliott S. Close Mr. and Mrs. Willam S. Cogswell, Jr. Nancy and Steve Cregg Mrs. Mary C. Cutler Mr. R. Gordon Darby Ms. Connie Darden-Young and Mr. Jesse Colin Young Mrs. Palmer Davenport Mr. Chris Davis Ms. Laura Donnelley Dr. Lisa Drakeman and Mr. Don Drakeman Mr. F. Reed Dulany, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Eaton Enterprise Holdings Foundation Ms. Carol B. Ervin Mr. Mark Essig and Mrs. Martha Craft-Essig Ms. Margaret D. Fabri Ms. Nina M. Fair Mrs. Harriott H. Faucette Mr. H. McDonald Felder Dr. Paula Feldman and Mr. Peter Mugglestone Mrs. Nancy B. Fetter Dr. and Mrs. Philip A. Finley Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Fishburne, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. H. Charles Ford Rev. and Mrs. David Fort Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence T. Foster Mr. Robert W. Foster, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. George C. Francisco IV Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Freeman Mrs. Dallas L. Garbee Mr. and Mrs. E. Stack Gately

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Thank You! Mrs. Susan Romaine Margot and Boykin Rose Dr. H. Del Schutte, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. W. Tobias Sherrill Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Simmons, Jr. Mr. T. Grange Simons V Dr. James G. Simpson Mr. Matt Sloan Smart Growth Coalition Harriet and Dick Smartt Dorothy D. Smith Charitable Foundation Dr. Stephanie Smith-Phillips and Dr. James Phillips Southern States Educational Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jan S. Suwinski Mrs. Bailey W. Symington Mr. John Thompson and Ms. Julia Forster Mr. John H. Tiencken, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. C. Daniel Tyree Tom Uffelman and Patty Bennett Mr. Robert L. Underwood Mr. and Mrs. Greg VanDerwerker Vortex Foundation W.H. Hunt and Company Sally Webb Mrs. Barbara L. Welch Dr. and Mrs. James D. Wells Dr. and Mrs. Tad Whiteside Mr. and Mrs. John Winthrop Marjorie Woodruff Dr. W. Curtis Worthington Ms. Martha C. Worthy

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Ms. Carrie Agnew Mr. and Mrs. Conrad P. Albert Richard and Tannis Alkire Mr. and Mrs. William E. Applegate IV Mr. and Mrs. Michael Arthur Ms. Gloria V. Avent The Ayco Charitable Foundation The Barker Welfare Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Gifford Beaton Mr. L. Russell Bennett Ms. Christine Bogrette Elizabeth Calvin Bonner Foundation Ms. Amy Bunting Mrs. Blair Bunting Darnell Ethel-Jane Westfeldt Bunting Foundation Mr. John Burbage Mr. and Mrs. John T. Cahill Mr. William Campbell and Ms. Susan Hilfer Mr. R. R. M. Carpenter Mr. and Mrs. Leigh Carter Leigh Mary W. Carter Foundation Mrs. Ann Rodgers Chandler Mr. Thomas Clements Coalition of Concerned Citizens of Williamsburg Drs. Bradford and Cynthia Collins Mr. and Mrs. David A. Creech Mr. Malcolm M. Crosland, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. William F. Crosswell Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cumbaa Mr. Hal Currey and Ms. Margaret Schacte Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Daen Jane Tucker Dana and David D. Aufhauser Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth P. Daniels Mr. R. Gordon Darby Mrs. Emily Darnell-Nunez 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 Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. P. Duell Mr. James E. Early Mr. D. Reid Ellis Mark and Kay Ethridge Dr. and Mrs. Gary E. Fink and Dr. Elliott Sweet The Freddie Mac Foundation Mary Fleming Finlay Ms. Cathy Forrester Alison and Arthur Geer Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. Geer Mr. and Mrs. James T. Gettys III Mr. James R. Gilreath Mr. Douglas Glancy Dr. Annette G. Godow Mary Jane Gorman Dr. and Mrs. Gene W. Grace Dr. Thomas Gross and Mrs. Susan Hamilton Blair and Nancy Hahn Ms. Mary E. S. Hanahan Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Hanlin Dr. Kit M. Hargrove Ms. Sherrerd Hartness Mrs. Charlotte McCrady Hastie Ms. Sarah Hamlin Hastings Whitney and Elizabeth Hatch Mr. William Andrew Hautt 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 Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Horlbeck Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin A. Hough Ms. Margaret L. Howell Mr. and Mrs. Calvert W. Huffines Robert L. Huffines, Jr. Foundation, Inc. Mrs. Robert R. Huffman Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hydon Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Jackson, Sr. 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. Kenneth S. Kammer Matt and Cindy Kearney Mr. and Mrs. James J. Kerr Mr. and Mrs. James E. Kistler Mr. and Mrs. Eric Klein Mrs. Dudley Knott Mr. and Mrs. Karl L. Landgrebe III Mr. Mike Landrum and Ms. Brenda Smith Dr. and Mrs. Wood N. Lay Mr. and Mrs. Richard Leadem Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Lee Chip and Coleman Legerton Mr. Reynold Levy Elizabeth C. Rivers Lewine Endowment Mr. and Mrs. Fulton D. Lewis Dr. and Mrs. Lannea D. Lide Mr. and Mrs. Otto E. Liipfert III

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Mr. Lorcan Lucey David Lyle and Anne Aaron-Lyle Timothy J. Lyons, M.D. Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Maginnis Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Marshall Mr. Joshua Martin Mr. and Mrs. William A. Martin Mr. and Mrs. William M. Matthew Dr. and Mrs. Brem Mayer Mr. Malcolm McAlpin Mr. and Mrs. James D. McGraw Mr. and Mrs. William McKeachie Dr. and Mrs. Keith Merrill Mr. and Mrs. Roger F. Meyer Mrs. Payne Middleton Ms. Ruth Miller Kincaid and Allison Mills Mr. and Mrs. John M. Mirsky Russell E. and Elizabeth W. Morgan Foundation Ms. Martha Morgan Mr. and Mrs. M. Lane Morrison Mr. Lawrence H. Moser Mr. and Mrs. William D. Nettles, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Nolan Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Norberg Dr. and Mrs. Alan I. Nussbaum Mrs. Pamela Oliver Dr. and Mrs. J. David Osguthorpe Mr. and Mrs. Coleman C. Owens Mrs. D. Williams Parker Ms. Kate Parks Dr. and Mrs. B. Daniel Paysinger The Pittsburgh Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Roger E. Podesta Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Ransome III Mr. Dan Rogge Dr. Abigail Ryan Saint Benedict Catholic Church Mr. Richard B. Saxon Mr. Hal Currey & Ms. Margaret Schachte Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schaller Mr. and Mrs. Edwin F. Scheetz, Jr. Dickie and Mary Schweers Sea Biscuit CafĂŠ Ms. Mary E. Sharp Dr. and Mrs. Gerald J. Shealy Dr. James G. Simpson Dr. and Mrs. William M. Simpson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Gary C. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Rik Snyder Dr. and Mrs. John G. Steedman Dr. and Mrs. James Stephenson Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Stoothoff Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Storen Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sturgis Mr. and Mrs. W. Charles Sullivan Ms. Patricia Sullivan Sustainable Settlement United Way of the Piedmont Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan G. Verity Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Voight Mr. and Mrs. James D. Wells Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. West Greg White and Kristin Krantzman Mr. Roger White and Dr. Deanna Jackson Mr. David Whitten and Ms. Geri Scheller Ms. Walda Wildman and Mr. Mack Maguire Dr. and Mrs. George W. Williams Jeremy and Lisa Willits Mr. and Mrs. Lance B. Wyatt

Live Oak Society

Drs. Andrew Geer and Susan Moore Mr. and Mrs. George W. Gephart, Jr. Glaser Duncan Mr. Randall Goldman The Good Works Foundation Half-Moon Outfitters Mr. Alvin Hammer Matthew and Sarah Hastings Mr. and Mrs. Andrew L. Hawkins Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Higgins, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. R. Glenn Hilliard Mr. William L. Hiott, Jr. James and Margaret Hoffman Mr. J. W. F. Holliday Holly Houghton and David Walker Mr. and Mrs. John Huey, Jr. W.H. Hunt and Company 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 Dr. William Kee and Dr. Franklin Lee Dr. and Mrs. John J. Keyser Lacuna Corporation Mrs. Beverly G. Lane Mr. and Mrs. Roy F. Laney Dr. Diane D. Lauritsen Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Leath, Jr. Kathie Livingston Ms. Tish Lynn Ms. Lee Manigault Mike and JoAnne Marcell Market Street Trust Company Dr. John Mattheis Mr. and Mrs. David Maybank, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Francis X. McCann Mrs. John L. McCormick Mr. George McCoy Ms. Jamie Young McCulloch Mrs. Harriet P. McDougal Mr. and Mrs. Barclay McFadden III Pat F. and Suzanne C. McGarity Goffinet and Ian McLaren Mr. John F. McNamara John F. & Susan B. McNamara Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Mead III Ms. Georgia Meagher Sally H. Mitchell Mr. Marty Morganello Morning Sun Foundation Mr. Hugh Comer Morrison Mrs. Elizabeth B. O'Connor One Cool Blow, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Opoulos III Ms. Elizabeth F. Orser Dr. Robert Payne and Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas Plantation Services, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Gary P. Quigley Dr. George Rabb George and Mary Rabb Charitable Fund of the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Mr. Richard Rainaldi Mr. and Mrs. S. Kim Reed Mr. and Mrs. William D. Reid Reliance Financial Corporation Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey K. Richards Mr. and Mrs. William R. Richardson, Jr. Dr. Georgia C. Roane


Thank You! NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERSHIPS August 1, 2011 – October 31, 2011 SPECIAL GIFTS Anonymous (2) Richard and Tannis Alkire Mrs. Laura Dukes Beck Mr. Paul Bronzo Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. Brownlee, Jr. Mr. William Campbell and Ms. Susan Hilfer Nancy and Billy Cave Ms. Penny Chase and Mr. Charles Walter Ms. Sarah Cholewinski Mr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Cooper Ms. Catherine Craven Ms. Jennifer Davis Michael and Megan Desrosiers Mr. Mark Essig and Mrs. Martha Craft-Essig Amy Fabri and Keith Ladeaux Dr. Charles E. Friedman Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Gallivan III Mr. Vincent G. Graham Dr. and Mrs. John W. Gray III Mr. and Mrs. D. Maybank Hagood Mr. Gregory Halasy Mr. and Mrs. Kevin L. Hauck Mr. Charles R. Hipp III Nora Kravec and Charles Cyr Mr. Hugh C. Lane, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Langdon D. Long Dr. and Mrs. G. Alex Marsh III Mr. and Mrs. David Maybank, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Clay McCullough Goffinet and Ian McLaren Mrs. Payne Middleton Mr. and Mrs. Tyre H. Moore Mr. and Mrs. John D. Ohlandt Roy Owen and Sue McClinton Ms. Kate Parks Dr. and Mrs. John H. Rashford Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Richbourg Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Rivers, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Uldis K. Sipols Mr. and Mrs. Elliott M. Skidmore Harriet and Dick Smartt Mr. and Mrs. D. Paul Sommerville South Carolina Environmental Law Project Mr. Lee D. Sports III Mrs. Tonnia K. Switzer-Smalls Mr. Richard G. Thomas Mark and Lisa Turansky Mr. and Mrs. Greg VanDerwerker Dr. and Mrs. Charles T. Wallace Mr. J. Bruce Wallace, Ph.D. Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Weir Dr. Robert Ellis Welch, Jr. Robin Elise Welch Mr. and Mrs. Charles Yorke

ADVOCATE $250-$499 Anonymous Dr. Randy Basinger and Ms. Louise Burpee Bill and Ellen Bell Mr. Rhett S. Bickley Gen. and Mrs. Walter E. Boomer Mrs. J. Elizabeth Bradham Ms. Ruthann Burgess Mr. and Mrs. Brian Carmines Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Nelson Chandler Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Detwiler Mr. and Mrs. James K. Dias Ms. Ann W. Dibble Michael and Anna Eddy Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Dr. and Mrs. James H. Gault Mr. Andrew Geer Dr. Timothy K. Gray Ms. C. Janis Hammett Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Howe Mr. and Mrs. Travis Howell

Mr. Carroll Haddock Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Hadley Mr. Barry L. Hainer Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Hansen, Jr. Mrs. Dorinda Q. Harmon Dr. Ernest L. Helms III Linda and Tom Hennessey Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Hines Sherry and Ken Hirsch Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Holleman III Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Hollings, Jr. Mr. Robert E. Howard Drs. Richard and Margaret Hunt Mrs. Mary Means Hutson Mr. George Ivey Ms. Marsha B. Jenkins Mr. and Mrs. George R. Johnson Ms. Judith D. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jung Mr. J. Mike King Ms. Nancy M. Kreml Miss Gretta Kruesi Ms. Susan Kruetzer Eleanor Kubeck Mrs. Wendy Kulick Dr. and Mrs. Seth P. Kupferman Ms. Becky Lafitte Mr. Robert LaPorte Ms. Jane E. Lareau Ms. Paula A. Lareau Mr. and Mrs. C. Dinos Liollio Mrs. Octavia M. Mahon Mrs. Evelyn C. Marion Mr. and Mrs. Dennis D. Maxwell Mr. and Mrs. Van McCollum Mr. Mark McConnel and Mr. Darryl Phillips Mr. Donald McCunniff Ms. Eileen Mary McGuffie Dr. Phoebe A. McLeod Mr. and Mrs. John Gregg McMaster III Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm T. McPherson Capt. and Mrs. William L. Miles Mrs. Phyllis Miller Mr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Morgenstern Mr. and Mrs. John Muench Mrs. Nellie C. Opie Dr. Michael M. Perkins Ms. Jennie Peze The Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Mr. John L. Quigley, Jr. Mrs. Susan C. Rakestraw Mr. Frank W. Rambo Ms. Cheryl Randall Mr. Dan Rogge Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Rosengarten Dr. and Mrs. Mark H. Salley Mrs. Elizabeth Steger Santen Mr. and Mrs. Daniel K. Schiffer Mr. and Mrs. Keating L. Simons, Jr. Ms. Lisa Sizemore Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Skahill Mr. and Mrs. C. Harwin Smith Mr. and Mrs. Dean E. Swanson Louis and Jane Theiling Mr. and Mrs. John H. Tison Mark and Lisa Turansky Ms. Nancy E. Vinson Ms. May Wahab Mr. Fritz Waidner Mr. J. Bruce Wallace, Ph.D. Dr. and Mrs. Timothy H. West Ms. Megan Westmeyer Ms. Caitlin M. Winans Ms. Patricia Wolmann

Mrs. Peggy Hendricks Jones Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Jones Nora Kravec and Charles Cyr Melissa and Michael Ladd Jonathan Lamb Mr. and Mrs. Martin E. Lybecker Timothy J. Lyons, M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Rives Mann, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Marshburn Mr. and Mrs. Dexter C. Mead The Nelson Mead Fund Dr. and Mrs. Shaughnessy V. Mullen Mr. and Mrs. Eric H. Nelson Ms. Sis Nunnally Mr. Michael Overbeck Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Palmer, Jr. Ms. Cynthia Swanson Powell Ms. Whitney Powers Ms. Laura T. Pulleyn Lydia Engelhardt, M.D. and Bill Rambo, M.D. Mr. Legrand A. Rouse II Ms. Louise A. Steffens Mrs. Margaretta Taylor Drs. Christine and C. Murry Thompson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Trinkl Waste Management Employees' Better Government Fund Mr. and Mrs. D. Mark Wilson

CONTRIBUTOR $100-$249 Mr. and Mrs. Alex F. Althausen Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Anderson Pam and Glenn Ashley Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Baas Mr. and Mrs Dennis Baer Mrs. Mary L. Ballou Bo and Mickey Barry Mr. Peter Baumann Mr. Charles J. Bethea Mr. and Mrs. J. Sidney Boone, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Kyle S. Braxton Ms. Brenda Burbage Mr. and Mrs. Hardwick H. Burr Ms. Barbara H. Burwell Ms. Paula W. Byers Ms. Randy Cabell Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Cable, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Chmelik Mr. Lester Chou John and Alice Claggett The Coca-Cola Company Matching Gifts Program Dr. and Mrs. Alexander H. Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Cohen Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Collister Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Cooley Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Cooper, II Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Corning Senator and Mrs. John E. Courson Mr. Thomas J. DeKornfeld Dr. and Mrs. George B. Del Porto Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Dodds Mrs. Evelyn Dolven Mr. Paul Donnelly Mr. Charles H. Drayton Ms. S. Kimble Duckworth Mr. and Mrs. Tim Dunlevy Mr. Randell Ewing Dr. J. Terrence Farris Mr. Frederick N. Ferguson Mr. Kimball C. Firestone Ms. Madilyn Fletcher, Ph.D. Mr. and Mrs. Peter N. Foss Julie and Mark Frye Mrs. Letitia Galbraith Mr. J. Lee Gastley Mr. and Mrs. Clarendon L. Graham

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SUPPORTER $50-$99 Mrs. Dorothy M. Anderson Mr. Bennett R. Baxley Ms. Helen Belencan Ms. Gloria A. Bonali Mr. Ron L. Boyce Mr. and Mrs. Milton L. Boykin Mr. Timothy Carens and Ms. Elizabeth Van Pelt Mr. and Mrs. William J. Chandler, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cook Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Corley III Ms. Barbara M. Currey Mr. Reggie F. Daves Ms. M. Penelope Davis Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Duke Mr. Henry Dunbar and Mrs. Katherine Dunbar Caroline Eastman Dr. James R. Edinger Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Goldstein Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Grady, Jr. Mr. Jackson V. Gregory Mr. Robert Gurley Mr. and Mrs. Cary H. Hall, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. J. William Haltiwanger Dr. and Mrs. Imtiaz Haque Mrs. Elizabeth R. Harrigan Mr. and Mrs. Marc Hehn Mr. and Mrs. Swintz Holladay Col. and Mrs. Perry A. Hudel Mrs. Dorothy R. Huggins Mrs. Evelyn S. Irwin Ms. Kathy A. Jackson Mr. David B. Jennings Mr. Dan M. Johnson Mr. Philip H. Jos Mr. William J. Keenan III Mr. Thomas H. Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. William Korb Mr. Kurt W. Krucke Ms. Catherine Ksenzak Mr. Ralph C. Ksenzak Sydnor Lafitte The Honorable Phil P. Leventis Michelle Lewis Ms. Patricia O. Lowry Doug and Thea Luba Mrs. Adrienne M. Lustig Ms. Linda R. Mason Ms. Charlotte M. McCreary Mr. and Mrs. H. Z. McFadden, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Miller, Jr. Ms. Dolores J. Miller Ms. Allison Elise Morrison Geno and Mel Olmi Dr. and Mrs. Granger C. Osborne Mrs. Jane M. Padgett Mr. and Mrs. Milton Parker III Mr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Pauls Mr. and Mrs. Martin Perlmutter Mr. Chad Pirtle Mr. Michael Porter Ms. Suzanne C. Ravenel Mr. and Mrs. Theodore H. Reading II Mr. J. Cheshire Rhett Mr. John Richardson Dr. and Mrs. Steven Rosenzweig Ms. Felicia J. Sanders Dr. James D. Scurry Mr. R. Bruce Shaw Dr. and Mrs. Harry E. Shealy, Jr. Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy Mr. Eric Smith and Mrs. Cynthia Holding-Smith Ms. Karen B. Spencer D.V.M. Mr. and Mrs. John P. Sullivan III Mr. and Mrs. Robert Trussler Ms. Sally Tuten and Mr. Y. S. Linder Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Verville


Thank You!

QOL Ms. Marie Wiley Austin Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Baker Ms. Janie Ball Ms. Ida Becker Mr. and Mrs. Trey Chakides Ms. Ann P. Chandler Mr. Charles G. Claus Dr. and Mrs. Richard Clinton William and Lucile Cogswell Mr. Charles Cole Ginny Lomel Conlon Mr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Cooper II Mr. and Mrs. David Couey Jennifer Dare Mr. Anthony Del Porto and Ms. Gervais Hagerty Mr. Christopher DeScherer and Ms. Amanda Honeycutt Michael and Megan Desrosiers

Dr. Luis Viamonte Dr. and Mrs. John N. Vournakis Mrs. Suzanne H. Williams Mrs. Heather A. Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Jerome T. Wylie Mrs. Noel C. Young Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Young, Jr.

REGULAR $30-$49

Ms. Miriam Allen Ms. Renate Anderson Mr. John F. Atkinson Mr. William F. Aull Mr. Weldon P. Barker Keller and Bill Barron Mr. and Mrs. Terry Benton Ms. Evelyn J. Berner Drs. William and Sallie Boggs Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. S. Boyd, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. E. Steve Brown Mr. Jeff Burgess Mr. Elwyn Cahaly Mr. and Mrs. Alan K. Chandler Mary E. Chinnes Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Claypool Ms. Prudence F. Collier Mrs. Jeannette M. Cooper Rhae C. Cribb Ms. Marlene Davis Ms. Nancy Johnson De Merell Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Dehoney Neil and Renee Dickinson Mr. Christopher Dotson Mrs. Luanne H. Elliott Ms. Sandra L. Grauer Cmdr. Susan H. Hancock Dr. and Mrs. Harlan G. Hawkins Gloria Hedden Mr. J. B. Hines III Brad Huber Nadine S. Jones Ms. Mary B. Kelly Mr. Dennis A. Laabs Mr. Rodger Lawrimore Andrea Malloy Mr. John Manuel Ms. Faye B. Mathis Ms. Harriette McCrea Mr. Josh McFadden Mr. and Mrs. C. Wilbur McGee Mr. Irwin McIntosh Dr. Richard Moore and Ms. M. Robin Morris Laura E. Moses Camille Nairn

Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Kennedy Ms. Nunally Kersh and Mr. Robert Stehling Brian and Liz King Mr. and Mrs. Kristopher King Ms. Pam Kylstra Melissa and Michael Ladd Mr. and Mrs. Paul Langston Ms. Daisy Leath Mr. and Mrs. Matt C. Lee Ms. Adrienne Levy and Mr. David Betenbaugh Ms. Lindsay G. Luther Mr. Carl Mabry Mr. Michael Mansson Mr. and Mrs. Clay McCullough Mr. and Mrs. Barnes McLaurin Ms. Nikki Mitchell Mr. Aeron H. Myers Katharine and Lindsay Nevin Lee Nodes Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Opoulos III Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pace Mr. and Mrs. Andy F. Parker Mr. and Mrs. Telfair Parker Ms. Magda Pelzer

Mr. and Mrs. Dave DiBenedetto Ms. Elizabeth Dickinson Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Donovan Mr. and Mrs. John Dunnan Mr. and Mrs. John Emrick Mr. and Mrs. John S. Evans, Jr. Mrs. Caroline P. Fitzgerald Mr. and Mrs. Todd Flohr Mark and Julie Frye Mr. and Mrs. Wes Fuller Fuzzco Ms. Mary L. Gaillard Ms. Mary Gatch Alison and Arthur Geer Mr. Andrew Geer Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Brantley Gray Mr. and Mrs. James S. Gray Mr. and Mrs. Jay Griffin Mr. and Mrs. James M. Hagood Katharine and Winslow Hastie Mr. J. Blanding Holman IV Ms. Sarah Mae Ilderton Catherine R. Jones Katie James Kegel Mr. and Mrs. Gerald K. Kemerer, Jr.

Ms. Paula M. Natrigo Ms. Alice B. Nix Ms. Carolyn Ogren Chris Owens Mr. David S. Parsons Mr. William H. Pell Dr. and Mrs. Keith C. Player Ms. Jackie Prueitt Mrs. Bonnie S. Rodgers Dr. and Mrs. C. W. Schwenzfeier Eula Scott Mr. and Mrs. Elliott M. Skidmore Mrs. Theresa Slater Ms. Lillian Ann H. Smith Mr. Louis M. Smith Mr. and Mrs. John C. Spradley Ms. Kathleen A. Spring Noreen K. Steward Mr. Jack C. Thames Mr. and Mrs. Dean O. Trytten Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Turbeville Mr. Joe Washington Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Watts, Jr. Mr. David E. Watts III Ms. Laura S. Witham Zinn Asset Management Corporation

Ms. Margaret C. Pitts Helen Pratt-Thomas Ms. Jarrett R. Ransom Mr. John M. Rivers, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Buff Ross Mr. and Mrs. Carter Rowson Mr. and Mrs. Milo Ryan Beth Safrit Mr. and Mrs. David Schaefers Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schoderbek Mr. Alec Sheaff Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Skahill Mr. and Mrs. Bachman Smith IV Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McBain Speir Ms. Nicole Streetman Mr. and Ms. Gray Tiller Mr. and Mrs. Mark Turansky Ms. Leslie Turner Mr. and Mrs. Felix Von Nathusius Mr. and Mrs. Reid Warder Mr. and Mrs. Michael Whitfield Neilson and Gayle Brooker Wilkinson Mr. and Mrs. T. Bright Williamson Mrs. Heather A. Wilson Ms. Katherine S. Zimmerman

COASTAL LEGACY SOCIETY 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 B. Ervin Mrs. Mary C. Everts Dr. Annette G. Godow Miss Florence E. Goodwin Ms. C. Janis Hammett IN KIND DONATIONS Katharine and Winslow Hastie COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS The Chicago Community Foundation Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Inc. Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Inc. Community Foundation of Greenville, Inc. Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, Inc. The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina The New York Community Trust Pasadena Community Foundation

STUDENT $15-$29

Dr. and Mrs. Randy L. Akers Mr. John C. Brogdon Ms. Sarah Cholewinski Ms. Carol Tanner Dotterer Martha and John Duggan Ms. Mary Leize Gaillard Mr. Harry Gregory Mrs. Frederica Hughey Ms. Brooke Hurt Mr. Glenn F. Kaminsky Jeanne R. Lee Ms. Peggy W. Levinson Holmes B. Moore Judi Murphy Mrs. Lee Patterson Drs. James and Darlene Rawls Mr. Paul M. Rollison, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Salgado Col. and Mrs. Charles W. Stockell Mrs. Agnes M. Street Mrs. Faye Stuckey Mr. and Mrs. John R. Warner

MATCHING GIFTS Ameriprise Financial Employee Giving Campaign The Coca-Cola Company Matching Gifts Program The Freddie Mac Foundation The Pew Charitable Trusts The Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts The Williams Companies, Inc.

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Ms. Teri Lynn Herbert Katy and Dan Huger Ms. Jane E. Lareau Dr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Mather Mr. Miles F. McSweeney Ms. Nancy C. Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. Prevost Mr. and Mrs. I. Mayo Read, Jr. Mr. Jason A. Schall Mr. and Mrs. John J. Tecklenburg Mr. and Ms. Thad Timmons Dr. and Mrs. George W. Williams

GIFTS OF MEMBERSHIP Rhae C. Crib for Joe Washington Mr. Dan M. Johnson for Sydnor Lafitte Mr. and Mrs. Enrique Salgado for Holmes B. Moore HONOR/MEMORIALS In Memory of Dr. Charles Fetter Allied Management Group, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Bright Mr. and Mrs. George Cooper Dr. and Mrs. Lynn B Fader Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence W. Forlenza Mr. and Mrs. Gary G. Gaynor Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Guyette Mr. and Mrs. C. Rogers Hyche Mr. and Mrs. Tim Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Mungo Mr. and Mrs. William C. Purple Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Tracy In Memory of Mrs. Katharine Knott Ms. Ann S. Rhett Mrs. Anne Jervey Rhett In Memory of Bernice Roth Mrs. Donna Werner In Honor of Mr. Robert P. Schofield III Ms. Barbara Stein


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For more information about the Coastal Conservation League, check out our Web site

Tuesday, January 10th: The second year of the 119th Session of the S.C. General Assembly begins at the State House in Columbia

at www.CoastalConservationLeague.org

Wednesday, January 11th: Conversations with Conservationists hosted by House and Senate leaders in Columbia Wednesday, January 11th, 12noon-1pm: QOL Presents – A Brown Bag Lunch with the Conservation League Energy Team at CCL headquarters at 328 East Bay St., Charleston

Home-Grown Talent Local artists (l-r) David Boatwright, Michael Kuffel and Duke Hagerty complete the painting of the GrowFood mural at 990 Morrison Drive, Charleston.

THE MISSION OF THE COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE is to protect the natural environment of the South Carolina coastal plain and to enhance the quality of life of our communities by working with individuals, businesses and government to ensure balanced solutions. 0RINTEDON.EW,EAF2EINCARNATIONs2ECYCLED 0OST #ONSUMER7ASTE s0ROCESSED#HLORINE&REEs-ANUFACTUREDWITHELECTRICITYTHATISOFFSETWITH'REEN E® CERTIFIEDRENEWABLEENERGYCERTIFICATESs!NCIENT&OREST&RIENDLYs)NKSAREFORMULATED with more than 20% renewable soy and vegetable oils.

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