Charleston, SC– Scores of well wishers turned out on a recent uncommonly cold Sunday afternoon in historic downtown Charleston to say goodbye to Dana Beach. Beach, the founder of South Carolina-based Coastal Conservation League announced he’s stepping back from day to day operations at the environmental organization he created 28 years ago. Under his stewardship the group has successfully blocked several initiatives that were deemed harmful to the environment. He’s received numerous awards for his efforts including the Order of the Palmetto – South Carolina’s highest honor. Replacing Beach is prominent environmental attorney Laura Cantrel of the Meridian Institute in Washington, DC, where she was very involved in ocean policy.