I’m thrilled to share with you some exciting updates on the progress of the Angel Oak Preserve! Our team has been working hard, completing comprehensive surveys analyzing trees, topography, archaeology, and wetlands. These essential steps lay the foundation as we move forward with the project.
On January 12, we marked a significant milestone by hosting an entire design team kickoff meeting at the property. This meeting included an engaging architectural programming and visioning workshop to kickstart the design process for the new Welcome Center. Additionally, an interpretive workshop was conducted to plan the interpretive features of the Preserve and outline the stories that will be shared.
Over the coming year, our design team will diligently work on various phases, including design development, schematic design, interpretive design, and construction documentation and permitting.
To ensure ongoing collaboration and community input, the Angel Oak Steering Committee, Advisory, and Neighborhood Stakeholder Councils will continue to meet quarterly throughout 2024. Additionally, a new interpretive committee will convene monthly to guide the interpretive design process, ensuring that the stories of the Preserve resonate authentically with our community.
We’re grateful for your continued support and enthusiasm as we embark on this journey. Together, we are shaping the future of the Angel Oak Preserve, creating a space that reflects the richness of our cultural and natural heritage.
As we embark on the journey of raising funds for the Preserve, we are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. If you’d like to contribute to our current programming efforts, we would be grateful for your support.
Stay tuned for more updates, and thank you for being an integral part of the Angel Oak Preserve family!
Angel Oak in the news:
Check out this Garden and Gun article that beautifully highlights the cultural history of the Angel Oak!
Join us for an upcoming clean-up at the Preserve. Please register in advance.
Angel Oak Preserve Director
Lowcountry Land Trust