November 8, 2016 Today is election day! One of my favorite things to do on election day is to take my kids to the polls to vote with me. Ida’s favorite part is “helping” me touch all of the buttons and watch the screen change (she’s only 1.5 years old). But Jack, our 5-year-old, is […]

November 8, 2016 | Read More >

I’m the Executive Director of Conservation Voters. I oversee the day-to-day operation of our family of organizations in our education, advocacy, and election work to protect the air, land, and water that you and I love in South Carolina. When folks ask where I’m from, I generally reply that I’m just a “southern mutt” — born […]

September 8, 2016 | Read More >
Ann Timberlake Ann Timberlake

Dear Friends and Conservation Voters, When I took on the task of leading CVSC and “building a bipartisan majority for conservation” in 2003, we had a budget under $60,000 and the challenges ahead of us were great. Over the last 13 years, I have worked with dedicated board members, exceptional staff, and a community of […]

September 7, 2016 | Read More >

CVSC Urges Voters to Beware of Attack Ads with False Information COLUMBIA, SC – Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) urges voters to beware of last minute attack ads that distort the truth and distract the conversation from what matters most to South Carolinians: moving our state forward. In the last several weeks, Lee Bright has […]

June 27, 2016 | Read More >

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2016 Conservation Voters Challenges Lee Bright to Set the Record Straight COLUMBIA, S.C.  Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) challenges Lee Bright to set the record straight and stop misleading voters. CVSC is a state-wide, non-profit organization, separate from the national League of Conservation Voters. CVSC has a local board […]

June 22, 2016 | Read More >

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, August 7, 2015                                CONTACT:  Ann Timberlake 803-799-0716 or 803-446-6400 ann@cvsc.org                                                       REPRESENTATIVE KEN HODGES EARNS CONSERVATION ENDORSEMENT (Columbia, SC) – Conservation Voters of […]

August 7, 2015 | Read More >

My name is Max Ciarlone and I am an intern for the Conservation Voters. I have lived in Columbia most of my life and just finished my first year at USC. I’ve never worked in politics before and never thought I’d work with a political organization. However, I am grateful for what this opportunity has […]

July 13, 2015 | Read More >

My name is Charles Buist, and I am currently an intern for the Conservation Voters of South Carolina.  In addition to interning with CVSC, I am a J.D. candidate at the University of South Carolina School of Law.  I am also a candidate for a Masters in Environmental Law and Policy (M.E.L.P.) at Vermont Law […]

July 9, 2015 | Read More >

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.

July 9, 2015 | Read More >

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. (It’s near the Riverbanks zoo entrance – see if you can find it!) As I grew older, I became concerned as I realized that our protecting environment was more often than not a political priority.

July 8, 2015 | Read More >