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Protecting Freshwater Ecosystems

Coastal Conservation League

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $125,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2011–May 31, 2014
  • Location Charleston, SC, United States
  • Geographic Focus South Carolina

About this grant

The Coastal Conservation League is dedicated to protecting South Carolina’s natural resources with an emphasis on the South Carolina coast. With prior Mott support, the grantee has achieved a number of successes, such as defending existing wetland protection policies and restoring freshwater habitats through the relicensing of hydropower dams. With continued support, the grantee will seek to improve implementation of the Clean Water Act through state-level policy reforms and better permitting practices; advancement of new state-level policies governing water withdrawals and diversions; and additional freshwater habitat enhancements by the completion of several hydropower relicensing projects.