Historic Charleston Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve and protect the integrity of Charleston’s architectural, historical, and cultural heritage, has helped to kick off the Lowcountry Open Land Trust’s fundraising campaign to purchase 17 acres of land adjacent to Angel Oak Park with its gift of $50,000. This purchase will save the property from the development of 376 residential and mixed commercial units while also protecting the Angel Oak, a historic landmark that has survived for centuries. Historic Charleston Foundation encourages lowcountry residents and visitors to help protect and preserve this natural and historical treasure. ”In keeping with the Foundation’s mission, we are committed to preserving the history of Charleston through its historic urban and rural resources which give this city and region its unique character,” said Kitty Robinson, President & CEO of Historic Charleston Foundation. “The Angel Oak offers a real link with history that all can enjoy now and experience in the future. The collaborative effort between the community and several institutions demonstrates its importance.”
Historic Charleston Foundation is committed to work with the Lowcountry Open Land Trust to ensure that the land adjacent to the historic tree is protected from intense development thus maintaining the health of the Angel Oak. Since its founding in 1947, Historic Charleston Foundation has dedicated itself to preserving the historic and cultural integrity of Charleston and its Lowcountry environs. Through public advocacy, educational outreach and such preservation initiatives as its Revolving Fund, Neighborhood Impact Initiative, and easements program, the Foundation has succeeded in protecting many important architectural landmarks.