Virginia & Dana Beach Release Chronicles Of Coastal Conservation League Book

Showcasing How the League Became One Of the Country's Most Innovative Conservation Groups
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CHARLESTON, S.C. - Dec. 3, 2018 - PRLog -- Evening Post Books will release the book "A Wholly Admirable Thing," by Virginia and Dana Beach, a 304-page book that details ten stories on how the Coastal Conservation League rose to prosperity in the Lowcountry and how it became one of the most tenacious conservation groups in history.

The book reveals the critical importance of place—the biological, historical, political and social backdrop of an ancient and troubled region—in shaping a conservation ethic and agenda for the present day. The history of the Conservation League and its diverse collaborators spotlights a region in the throes of wrenching change: staggering out of the hazy mist of an insular, pre-modern world of planters, yeomen farmers and Gullah slave descendants, into an era dominated by global economic forces and instantaneous communication. The struggle continues today. It is a never-ending tale of a formidable alliance of courageous citizens, standing up for wild species and human communities so that all can thrive and endure.

"A Wholly Admirable Thing" is available for purchase online at, inside The Post & Courier Building at 134 Columbus St., 29403, and by phone at (843) 958-7367. Retail price is $39.95 plus S.C. sales tax and shipping charges. Virginia and Dana Beach are available for interviews, signings and events. Contact Shaun Stacy at for additional details. Review copies and high-res images are available upon request.

Consumer Publications, LLC dba Evening Post Books began publishing titles in 2008 by S.C.  authors with subject matter dedicated to the Lowcountry. Additional information may be found at

Virginia Beach writes for numerous local and regional publications on the subjects of conservation and natural history and has served on the staffs of The Nature Conservancy, the Lowcountry Open Land Trust and the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, as well as on the national editorial board of Saving Land.  A native of Richmond, she earned a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia and served for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in East Africa. Wyrick & Company published Virginia's first book, "Medway," a history of a Lowcountry rice plantation.  Her most recent book, Rice & Ducks: The Surprising Convergence that Saved the Carolina Lowcountry, is a history of the land conservation movement in Lowcountry South Carolina and won the 2015 Independent Publisher's gold medal for best southeastern nonfiction.

Dana Beach was born in Columbia, South Carolina. He graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College in mathematics and received an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He founded the S.C. Coastal Conservation League in 1989. Dana is the recipient of the S.C. Order of the Palmetto, the James L. Dockery Southern Environmental Leadership Award, the EPA and Environmental Law Institute National Wetlands Award, and the S.C. Legislature's Environmental Awareness Award. The couple currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina.

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