Author Archives: Celie Dailey

The laws of the land and the sea could care less about property rights

Stephanie Hunt, a former student of Dr. Orrin Pilkey, published a column for the Charleston City Paper reflecting on this year’s active hurricane season and the state of coastal development in our area. Read the article here: The laws of the land and the sea could care less about property rights. Then, as now (though […]
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Lowcountry botanists Celie Dailey and Richard Porcher give a talk tonight for Native Plant Week

Tuesday October 17, 6:30 pm Founder’s Hall at Charles Towne Landing Lecture: Rediscovering the Lowcountry Landscape Dr. Richard Porcher and Cecelia Dailey Man and nature have shaped the Lowcountry landscape ever since Native Americans arrived eleven thousand years ago. Native Americans created calcium-rich shell middens, where a rare community, the maritime shell forest, developed. Beginning […]
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Progress on sea level rise in Charleston is not happening fast enough

Photographer Jared Bramblett captured these images of the aging Battery wall that protects some of the most historic homes in the tourist district. “The deficiency of the Low Battery presents an existential threat to the 300-year old city. It is also the most striking symbol of the City of Charleston’s failure to invest adequately in […]
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