South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Lawyers for the Wild Side of South Carolina

KiawahKayak2018 - Save The Date

The South Carolina Environmental Law Project

The South Carolina Environmental Law Project

The South Carolina Environmental Law Project

The South Carolina Environmental Law Project

A Kayak Outing to Captain Sams Spit, in support of our ongoing fight to save it from development

  • When: On Sunday, May 20th 2018, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Where: Kiawah River, Kiawah Island (kayak morning launch); Johns Island (lunch and afternoon)
  • Who: All citizens in South Carolina and beyond who care about preserving Captain Sams Spit or who want to discover and pay homage to one of South Carolina's most iconic beaches.
More details on logistics and registration coming soon.

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2018 is the 10th year of the public interest litigation brought by SCELP on behalf of the SC Coastal Conservation League and local community to prevent private developers from building roads, 50 houses and related infrastructure on this highly mobile barrier island tip. The iconic spit serves as a barrier to the mainland and provides habitat and feeding grounds for many threatened and endangered species like the piping plover, red knot, diamondback terrapin, and bottlenose dolphin. Captain Sams Spit must be preserved in perpetuity.

Having won several landmark cases across South Carolina’s coastal region since the early ’90s, the Conservation League, SCELP and their supporters have relentlessly pursued the protection of Captain Sams Spit since 2008. We want to celebrate the 10 years of steadfast advocacy and legal work, but as we have done in the past, we also want to celebrate and pay homage to the natural treasure at center of the “legal saga” and doing so with many of the engaged and passionate citizens who have devoted their time, talent and treasure to enable our community-supported conservation accomplishments.

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