No Carwash on our Creek

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A lot of folks do not want this on James Island Creek. Here are ways to act:

Please the April 9 James Island Intergovernmental Council meeting at Town Hall, 1238B Camp Rd. This is a meeting where all the James Island government officials attend and discuss important matters (Town, City, County and JIPSD);

Please attend the April 17 BZA meeting at the Town of James Island, 7 p.m. where the BZA will decide whether or not to grant a Special Exception and a variance for a car wash to be built at 765 Folly Rd. You must sign in and also be sworn in if you wish to speak on the matter, so it’s important to arrive by about 6:50 p.m. The information on the April 17 BZA meeting is here (thank you to the Town for putting early notice of this meeting on their website): http://www.jamesislandsc.us/town-of-james-island-public

…and; Please attend the Town Council meeting on April 19 where Town Council will take up the Town Budget for next year and also take up a modification in their land use plan to allow for the treatment of animals in private homes in residential neighborhoods if it is an “emergency”. The agenda is not out yet, but here is info on the Public Hearing on the Budget: http://www.jamesislandsc.us/notice-of-public-hearing-2018…

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10 years of battling for Captain’s Sams

Shortly after Cecelia Dailey came to work for me in 2008, we made a movie about the folly of building on Captain’s Sams Spit, available here:

For ten years, we have participated in the public conversation. In July 2017, Cecelia Dailey joined botanist Richard Porcher as an expert witness in the continued battle to stop the unwise development of Kiawah Island’s southern spit, finding wetlands which were not properly documented and infiltrate the proposed development.

We commend Amy Armstrong and all those at the South Carolina Environmental Law Project (now celebrating their 30th anniversary) who have endured this fight. Thank you to the Coastal Conservation League for their continued work to keep our coast pristine and wild!

The most current news and a history of the legal battle can be seen here, https://scelp.org/projects/view/74.

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King Tide photography initiative

Image by Sara Peach, MyCoast, DHEC

Image by Sara Peach, MyCoast, DHEC

Submit your photographs of King Tide events to be a part of DHEC’s South Carolina King Tide Initiative in 2018. New tide charts have just been released and available online and in print. DHEC’s MyCoast mobile app (iTunes, Google Play) also allows citizen scientists to document King Tide events. MyCoast links each personal qualitative experience to quantitative data including water levels, meteorological and atmospheric conditions. DHEC produces event summaries which are available through the webpage:
https://mycoast.org/sc/king-tides.

Here are two recent articles about King Tides initiatives around the world:

‘King tides’ are rising, so groups span globe to monitor it
http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article188844324.html

Citizen scientists watch for ‘king tides’
http://www.bendbulletin.com/nation/5830453-151/citizen-scientists-watch-for-king-tides

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