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"S" is for South Carolina Coastal Conservation League

South Carolina From A to Z
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"S" is for South Carolina Coastal Conservation League. Established in 1989, the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League has been a leading voice in the campaign to protect and preserve the coastal plain of the state. The grassroots, nonprofit organization is officiated by a staff and board of directors with offices in Columbia, Georgetown, Charleston, and Beaufort. Its mission is to “protect the threatened resources of the coastal plain—its natural landscapes, abundant wildlife, clean water and traditional communities—by working with citizens and government on pro-active, comprehensive solutions to environmental challenges.” The league’s initiatives are aimed at three separate categories: land and communities, clean water, and forests and wildlife. Working with businesses and communities, the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League has formed alliances with other conservation groups on both the state and national levels.

Dr. Walter Edgar has two programs on South Carolina Public Radio: Walter Edgar's Journal, and South Carolina from A to Z. Dr. Edgar receivedhisA.B.degreefromDavidson College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1969. After two years in the army (including a tour of duty in Vietnam), he returned to USC as a post-doctoral fellow of the National Archives, assigned to the Papers of Henry Laurens.