The power of Conservation Voters comes from our supporters and members. A Conservation Voter holds their legislators accountable for their conservation votes. No two voters are alike, so we like to celebrate our different viewpoints by highlighting our Conservation Voters. Are you a Conservation Voter? Please share your story with us by emailing info@cvsc.org.



I am a Conservation Voter: Logan Briggs

I grew up outside of Cincinnati, Ohio in a home surrounded by seemingly endless woods that I spent my days exploring. Each summer, I went to nature preserves and Boy Scout camps and learned firsthand how exciting and valuable our backyards can be. To me, everything was right in the world.

As a teenager, I travelled to National Parks with my family and became an avid hiker and camper. I came to enjoy all types of outdoor sports from canoeing to rock climbing. But as I got older, I started to see things outside of my small Ohio bubble where people took care of the environment around us. More than anything, I saw a lot of apathy towards environmental issues that affect people globally.

Going into college, I chose to study Environmental Science so that I could be a driving force in the fight for the environment. The University of South Carolina was a natural choice for me, being so close to a National Park and the Appalachian mountains while providing an excellent program in the environmental sciences.

With my ambitions to find solutions to environmental conflicts, Conservation Voters was an obvious place for me to start to learn the ins and outs of current conservation issues and really get to know the extensive conservation community in the state of South Carolina. The education that CVSCEF provides to conservationists around the state is an incredible resource and I can’t wait to see our community grow. I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this movement and I’m excited about the impact we can all have together.

Logan Briggs

Logan Briggs


 


Meet More Conservation Voters

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I Am A Conservation Voter: John Tynan


Unless we elect good leaders, educate them, and hold them accountable, I realized that my conservation work wouldn’t have the impact I wanted.
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I Am A Conservation Voter: Max Ciarlone


My concern for the environment began in 4th grade when my teacher showed us the “Inconvenient Truth” video and explained how Atlanta was going to run out of water soon unless everyone conserved water.
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I Am A Conservation Voter: Charles Buist


Those years I spent near the coast made me love and appreciate what we have in South Carolina. Now, I use every opportunity to get back to the coast; and I cannot wait to move back.
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I Am A Conservation Voter: Jay Crowder


I wasn’t always a Conservation Voter, but I am now. I see the value in the environment, and I know that we can make a difference together to protect the South Carolina we love.
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I Am A Conservation Voter: Alex George


When I was little I was all about animals. I ran around catching lizards, tadpoles, and insects. I remember exploring a local creek with my dad and climbing on what we called “rhino rock” on the Saluda River.
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I Am A Conservation Voter: Jennie Pezé


I care about having elected officials who will protect the South Carolina I love. I am a Conservation Voter and believe CVSC has the nerve and the power to elevate the dialogue about conservation. I believe we can't get the job done without organizations like CVSC. That’s the kind of Conservation Voter I am.
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I Am A Conservation Voter: Alan Hancock


One of the things I learned at DHEC is that we need elected officials committed vigorous enforcement. We also need elected officials committed to writing new laws that deal with today’s problems.
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I Am A Conservation Voter: Lara Winburn


I want to protect the South Carolina we love for my children and for yours. And I believe together we can.
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I Am A Conservation Voter: Shawn Drury


If there is one thing I’ve learned about natural resources, it’s that once they are altered, it becomes very difficult to get them back to their original state. When we protect them, we are not just protecting our memories, we are protecting those of our children and grandchildren.
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I Am A Conservation Voter: Rebecca Haynes


I've been a tree-hugger since the beginning, and I'm not afraid to claim it. Growing up with a zookeeper mom, I received a national environmental award from Firestone Tires when I was eight.
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