Carolina Wildlife Care
Dedicated to establishing harmony between humans and wildlife while instilling an appreciation for nature. The wildlife center has cared for more than 45,000 injured and orphaned wildlife patients during the past 20 years. And the center’s environmental education programs, Wild Wonders and Camp WILD Things, educate thousands of children each year throughout the Midlands and beyond with a message on conservation and stewardship.
Joanna Weitzel, Executive Director
5551 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
carolinawildlifecare [at] sc [dot] rr [dot] com
Coastal Conservation League
Since 1989, the Coastal Conservation League has been working to protect what we love about South Carolina. Our mission is to protect the natural environment of the South Carolina coastal plain and to enhance the quality of our life of our communities by working with individuals, businesses and government to ensure balanced solutions.
Columbia Audubon Society
Actively engaged in protecting birds, other wildlife and their habitats. Caroline Eastman, President
803-466-2840 ceastman [at] sc [dot] rr [dot] com
Congaree Land Trust
The Congaree Land Trust was established in 1992 to conserve the natural and scenic lands, farms, waterways, forests and natural areas in central South Carolina, by assisting landowners with voluntary conservation in Richland, Lexington, Kershaw, Fairfield, Lee, Sumter, Calhoun, Orangeburg, Bamberg, Clarendon and Williamsburg counties.
http://www.congareelt.org or call (803) 988-0000
On behalf of its members, Congaree Riverkeeper works to protect and improve water quality, wildlife habitat, and recreation on the Congaree, Lower Saluda and Lower Broad Rivers through advocacy, education and enforcement of environmental laws.
Bill Stangler email: crk [at] congareeriverkeeper [dot] org
Conservation Voters of South Carolina
The mission of Conservation Voters of South Carolina is to make conservation and environmental issues a top priority among South Carolina’s elected leaders, political candidates, and voters. Conservation Voters is the only nonpartisan, nonprofit statewide organization holding elected leaders directly accountable for a safe, clean and healthy South Carolina.
www.conservationvotersofsc.org or call 803-799-0716
Ann Timberlake, Executive Director 701 Whaley Street, Suite 207 Columbia, SC 29201
Friends of Congaree Swamp
The mission of Friends of Congaree Swamp is to:
- 1. Increase recognition, public awareness, and appreciation of Congaree National Park as a resource of local, state, national, and international significance;
- Protect and restore the ecological systems and natural beauty of the park, and seek to maintain compatible land uses outside the park;
- Enhance educational, interpretive, and research opportunities relating to the natural heritage and historical heritage of the park and its environs;
- Support the park through advocacy, volunteer service, and fundraising.
www.friendsofcongaree.org/ PO Box 7746, Columbia, SC 29202
Gills Creek Watershed Association
The Gills Creek Watershed Association is dedicated to restoring the watershed through education, grass roots action, public and private partnerships, remediation projects, and controlled development.
Green Quad Learning Center
The mission of the Green Quad Learning Center is to promote collaborative relationships among students, faculty, staff, and community members for exploring the personal, social, political, cultural, and technological changes required to create a sustainable society.
Director, Green Quad
University of South Carolina
Keep the Midlands Beautiful
The mission of Keep the Midlands Beautiful is to engage, inspire and educate the Midlands to invest in our community through litter prevention, recycling and beautification.
Heidi Johnson, Director
info [at] keepthemidlandsbeautiful [dot] org
League of Woman Voters of the Columbia Area
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
P.O. Box 12541
Columbia, S.C. 29211
Palmetto Cycling Coalition
The mission of the Palmetto Cycling Coalition is to make South Carolina bicycle friendly for everyone by providing access for bicyclists on South Carolina’s roads and trails, improving safety for all South Carolina bicyclists, and educating all South Carolinians on the value and importance of bicycling for healthy lifestyles and communities.
South Carolina anti-litter organization
Richland County Conservation Commission
Richland County Council recognizes the importance of the conservation of natural resources to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of the county and promote economic development and tourism. With this understanding, the Conservation Commission was created.
Carol Kososki, Conservation Commission Chair (803) 787-1706 carolk2005 [at] gmail [dot] com
Nancy Stone-Collum, Conservation Coordinator (803) 576-2083 stonecollumn [at] rcgov [dot] us
Sierra Club, South Carolina Chapter
Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. We are the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States.
South Carolina Wildlife Federation
The Mission of the South Carolina Wildlife Federation is to advocate for wildlife, habitat and the environment, educate citizens in the conservation ethic, and support outdoor traditions.