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On the YES vote on Beaufort County’s Greenspace referendum

Beaufort County’s land, water, and quality of life was on the ballot this election cycle. Once again, the community turned out in broad support by voting in favor of the Greenspace program, securing up to $100 million for conservation.

This is a monumental victory for this part of the Lowcountry, which is facing unprecedented threats from coastal suburban sprawl and the loss and degradation of our natural resources that often follow. Beaufort is once again a trailblazer in the state by implementing the new Greenspace program as a complementary and urgently needed tool in the toolbox to balance our fragile ecosystem in the Port Royal Sound Watershed with responsible growth management.

The Coastal Conservation League looks forward to working with the county and our land trust partners to facilitate the success of the new Greenspace program for the benefit of Beaufort County’s present and future generations.

– Faith Rivers James, Executive Director, Coastal Conservation League

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