Local Issues

Water Harvesting, Chicken Raising and Backyard Composting

July 9, 2013

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is teaming up with local Lowcountry eco-experts to share traditional and cutting-edge ways that we can all care for the natural world as well as our families. From backyard chickens to composting, these classes will provide a fun way for...Read More

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Recycle your Summer Castaways This Saturday

Sea Island Habitat for Humanity is hosting a Summer Cleaning Donation event at the Merchants Village (Publix shopping center) parking lot this Saturday, July 13.  Neighbors are encouraged to drop off gently used household items ranging from furniture to kitchen utensils or they can come to sign up for a free pickup.  Donations will be…Read More

SC Coast Could Become a Critical Habitat

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has begun the process of identifying coastal beach habitat important for the recovery of the threatened Northwest Atlantic Ocean population of loggerhead sea turtles, as directed by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The agency has preliminarily identified portions of island and mainland coastal beaches in six states to…Read More

Free Fishing on the Fourth

Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feeling the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? What’s that? You say you never learned to fish? If you are new to the sport of fishing, and not…Read More

Green Fair Announces Alcoa as Official Greening Sponsor for 2013

Many people do not realize that as a National Company, Alcoa has a dedicated mission of conservation and recycling.  On a local level, their Foundation has supported the Resource & Recovery efforts of the Carolina Green Fair in Charleston for the last three years.  In addition they provide support for numerous other non-profit groups, with…Read More

Safe Sailing During the Holiday

In an effort to keep state waterways safe during the upcoming July 4th holiday, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division will again be conducting courtesy safety inspections at some public boat landings. The first of which will occur on June 29 around Lake Murray. S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) boating safety…Read More

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