2015 Highlights

Five Reasons We're Grateful to You this Year

You helped us make South Carolina a better place to live.

You helped us make history!

On July 23, the Conservancy closed on the purchase of the fourth largest conservation easement in South Carolina’s history. The easement ensures that 12,418 acres of working forest lands with always remain forested – protecting drinking water, wildlife and forest jobs well into the future.

Learn how this historic deal came together.

You secured clean drinking water

April 1 was a big day for clean drinking water in South Carolina this year: the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued new operating guidelines for two dams upstream of the Pee Dee River. The Conservancy helped secure important new provisions that will protect drinking water for downstream communities, boost fish populations and increase paddling opportunities.

Find out five things you can do to protect fresh water.

You protected whales, sea turtles and fish

Marine life gained a new ally in 2015 with the release of the Conservancy’s South Atlantic Bight Marine Assessment. This innovative suite of ocean maps combines data on depth, seafloor composition, migration routes and more. As our oceans become ever busier, this data will help us protect migrating whales and sea turtles and safeguard important fish nurseries.

Hear from Charleston’s Chef Mike Lata on why we need to protect our oceans.

You helped protect land statewide

Your voice was heard! We were thrilled this year to see the first major step achieved with introduction of legislation to reauthorize the only state funding source for conservation – the South Carolina Conservation Bank. State legislators also voted on a $15 million Bank budget for FY16, which will help protect the forests, rivers and coasts we all love.

Help support the Bank’s reauthorization!

Thank YOU!

From all of us here at The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina – and the many people and animals who benefited from conservation this year – thank you. YOU are making great things possible in the Palmetto State. We’re grateful for your vision, generosity and commitment today and every day.

Let’s do even more in 2016.


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