Hello, my name is Lara Winburn and I am the Development Director here at Conservation Voters of South Carolina. You will mostly hear from me when it is time to renew your membership, we are having some super fun event, or it is time for the most happening luncheon of the year-the Green Tie Luncheon!

I love many parts of South Carolina for many different reasons. I was raised in the Upstate and graduated from Clemson, a place I believe to be especially magical. I could spend hours on the beach, any beach along our splendid coast, reading a book, building a sand castle or just staring out into the endless ocean with a little peace and quiet, a rarity with two toddlers. I married into the Pee Dee and have an appreciation for a certain pond in Bennettsville and the sand hills of a tiny place called Patrick. As an upstate girl for the first 22 year of my life, I have even grown to love the Midlands. I have often tried to influence those less “green” around me; we even gave energy efficient light bulbs as the party favor to our wedding guests.

I am a Conservation Voter. You may find me fishing on the bank of a pond, walking on the beach but never in a tent. That’s the kind of Conservation Voter I am, what kind are you?

I want to protect the South Carolina we love for my children and for yours. And I believe together we can.

Will you join me?