The Ebb & Flow

Angel Oak Preserve Celebration A Success

More than 50 community members gathered under the Angel Oak on Thursday, December 19 to celebrate the preservation of 17 acres adjacent to the majestic tree. Students from several local schools came to offer their support, as well as Principal Benintendo of Haut Gap Middle School. Mayor Riley, Marvin Devant of the South Carolina Conservation Bank, Louise Maybank of the Greenbelt Advisory Board and Elizabeth Hagood & Rutledge Young Jr. of Lowcountry Open Land Trust spoke to attendees about the outpouring of public support for this local landmark. Samantha Siegel and Lorna Hattler of Save the Angel Oak and Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation were also in attendance. We thank everyone for their support, and look forward to welcoming generations to come to the Angel Oak!

If you didn’t make it to the Celebration, check out Live 5 News’s video from the event.

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Executive Director Elizabeth Hagood addresses the crowd
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Louise Maybank of the Greenbelt Advisory Board

 

 

 

 

 

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A Proclamation was signed by all organizations involved in protecting the Angel Oak

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Students from Haut Gap Middle School worked on a mural titled “Angel Oak is a blessing because…”
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Students from Haut Gap Middle School Bell Choir & students who contributed donations to the preserve by selling collards at PTA meetings from the school’s raised beds

 

 

 

 

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Marvin Devant, Elizabeth Hagood, Mayor Riley and LOLT Board President Rutledge Young Jr. (from left)
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Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Principal Travis Benintendo of Haut Gap Middle School, Elizabeth Hagood, Marvin Devant of the South Carolina Conservation Bank, Louise Maybank, Rutledge Young Jr. and Mayor Riley (from left)
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Students from Haut Gap Middle School, Charleston Collegiate & Angel Oak Elementary joined the celebration
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Save the Angel Oak team, Samantha Siegel (far left) and Lorna Hattler (second from right), celebrate years hard work paying off
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Principal Benintendo, Louise Maybank, Mayor Riley, Marvin Devant, Elizabeth Hagood and Rutledge Young Jr.

 

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