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Y’ALL DID IT! House Victory for the Great American Outdoors Act

As I write this, I am overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. Because of the hard work of conservation voters across South Carolina, and the rest of the country, the Great American Outdoors Act passed the U.S. House 310-107, with South…

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Hope: It’s An Action Word

One of my favorite African proverbs states, “A little hope each day can fill the rivers to overflowing.” As I’ve expressed in previous updates, hope, for me at least, has been an affirming pillar in my navigating through…

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CARES Act, PSC News, and More

Last week, our legislators returned to Columbia to address COVID-19 spending from the federal CARES Act allocation. If you were like me, you probably expected lawmakers from both chambers to be there all week with extended,…

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Protecting the Outdoors and Clean Water with CVSC

I hope that you are staying healthy. These days, we find ourselves not only relying on our own inner strength; but, also we find ourselves having to lean on the strength of others now more than ever. Although…

Election Updates

It is Primary Election Day – What Will You Do?

It has been an unprecedented year. We’re living through a pandemic. Folks are standing up and demanding changes to address the systemic inequalities throughout our society. We’re seeing continued efforts at the federal level to roll back core environmental protections…

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Our Webinar Series is Back

First and foremost, how are you? If you’re like me, that question may be difficult to answer. The last few weeks – or even the last few months – have unearthed many truths that are driving us to…

Project News & Updates

Racial Justice and Equity in the Conservation Movement

The events of the last few weeks and this weekend – both in South Carolina and across the country – have been a sobering reminder of the threat and impacts of racism in our society. From the killings…

Election Updates

Election ALERT – Conservation Endorsements Released

We are less than 20 days away from the June 9 primary elections. In the next few weeks, campaign signs will pop up on nearly every street corner, your mailbox will overflow with campaign literature, and TV, radio, and…

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And that a wrap! (for now)

An unusual, truncated legislative session officially ended last week with the quick passage of a continuing resolution and sine die resolution. These resolutions provide some guidance for legislators in this time of uncertainty. Responding to the…

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Lawmakers Return Tomorrow

As mentioned in last week’s legislative update, the South Carolina legislature will return tomorrow to pass the state’s continuing resolution and the sine die resolution. These resolutions will allow them to keep the state moving forward with the…