John Tynan

It’s been a pretty good year so far at CVSC. We have contacted over 15,000 voters with direct mail and digital advertising in special elections. We have identified, trained and engaged over 1,300 new advocates in 13 cities. And we have mobilized over 7,500 action takers to sign petitions and support our campaigns. All in all, we have a lot to be thankful for. Particularly, though, we’re thankful that… Two New Conservation Champions Were Elected […]

November 22, 2017 | Read More >
John Tynan

On Wednesday, we celebrated the biggest Green Tie Award Luncheon in CVSC history. More than 500 people showed up for our 9th annual luncheon to support our fight to protect the South Carolina we love. My reaction? I’m incredibly proud. And exhilarated. I watched as Wilma Neal Garren accepted the House Conservation Leadership Award on behalf of her late brother, Representative Joe Neal — a constant voice for clean water and environmental justice who fought […]

September 25, 2017 | Read More >

No one should have to breathe dirty air. No one. Unfortunately, last month the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would delay a new ozone air quality standard from coming into effect for eight years, from 2017 to 2025. Mark Sanford and James Clyburn were the only two members of our state’s delegation to take a stand against this reckless piece of legislation. Sanford and Clyburn didn’t just do the reasonable thing — […]

August 31, 2017 | Read More >

Over the weekend, our Executive Director John Tynan shared some personal stories in the Post & Courier about what our sacred public lands mean to him and his family: Among other things, he wrote about falling in love in St. John’s, proposing on the rim of the Grand Canyon, and sharing with his children the significance of the Statue of Liberty — all treasured sites protected under the Antiquities Act. Why? Because, as you may know, these protected […]

August 29, 2017 | Read More >

Few things are more exciting than seeing the hard work of the conservation community come to life. So, here’s a heads up about a chance to do just that: The grand opening of the Blackwater Recreation Area of the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge is next Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The grand opening event is hosted by the S.C. Wildlife Federation and American Rivers, and it promises to be a good time. […]

August 28, 2017 | Read More >

NOTE: This commentary originally appeared in the Charleston Post & Courier. BY JOHN TYNAN This July marked the 111th anniversary of the Antiquities Act – a bedrock tool for the long-term protection of America’s federal lands. Since its authorization, the Antiquities Act has allowed 16 presidents – eight Democrats and eight Republicans – to establish or expand over 150 protected sites across the country for the benefit of all Americans. This August, however, the Department […]

August 28, 2017 | Read More >

The federal government is thinking about repealing the 2015 Clean Water Rule. If that sounds bad, it’s because it is. The Clean Water Rule protects critical waterways in South Carolina and throughout the country. It ensures that fragile Carolina Bays and headwater streams receive the full benefit of environmental protections. Tell the EPA you oppose the repeal of the Clean Water Rule: With so many recent headlines reminding us of the disastrous effects of […]

August 25, 2017 | Read More >

Have you heard the BIG news? We have an AMAZING group of honorees at this year’s ninth annual Green Tie Awards Luncheon! And I wanted to personally invite you to be there when they receive their awards on September 20. Sure, I know you usually come to Green Tie for the incredible lunch menu showcasing our southern culinary tradition. Or the wide array of SC-grown products. Or the unique opportunity to see old friends and […]

August 22, 2017 | Read More >
Adam F. Naughton

In my decade of professional experience, I’ve learned there is only one surefire recipe for success. It goes like this: Try. Implement. Analyze. Learn. Try again. Improve. Grow. My passion lies in taking that perspective and using it to effectively communicate with voters about the importance of fighting for clean air, land, water and energy. My environmental clarion call was during the 2008 elections when climate change truly emerged at the forefront of the debate, […]

August 16, 2017 | Read More >

My name is Carolee Williams and I started as the CVSC Lowcountry Field Director in 2017. My passion is working to make meaningful connections throughout the Lowcountry on all things related to clean air, water and energy, plus land conservation. I’ve spent much of my career managing long-range planning and sustainability initiatives for the City of Charleston. I’m particularly proud of our work creating and shepherding Charleston’s Green Business Challenge, which supports workplaces as they […]

August 16, 2017 | Read More >
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