The Ebb & Flow Blog

Lowcountry Events Happening This Fall

The busyness of autumn is upon us, but that also means cooler temps and many opportunities to enjoy the Lowcountry. In addition to the upcoming events hosted by LLT, we’re sharing some Lowcountry events happening this season. SEPTEMBER 24: ACE BASIN FAMILY DAY Join the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources at Edisto Beach State Park for a free, family-friendly day exploring science

2022 Sporting Clays Shoot Tickets Now Available

On Saturday, October 22, and Sunday, October 23, Lowcountry Land Trust will host its annual Sporting Clays Shoot fundraiser at Brosnan Forest, a protected, private property owned by Norfolk Southern in Dorchester County. “The significance of Brosnan Forest cannot be overstated. The property serves as an anchor within the near-contiguous greenbelt surrounding the growing Charleston region, protecting water quality and vital wildlife habitats,”

Labor Day Weekend in the Lowcountry

Labor Day weekend in the Lowcountry offers more than just backyard grilling. Lowcountry Land Trust has assembled our picks for an immersive, adventurous weekend featuring both guided and solo options to savor the last few days of summer and spend them outdoors. VISIT THE ANGEL OAK A visit to the Angel Oak Tree on Johns Island speaks to the

Meet Summer Intern Kate Schaible

Native to Charleston, intern Kate Schaible spends her summers in the Lowcountry between semesters at Wake Forest University. As an Economics major with a minor in Environmental Studies, Kate found Lowcountry Land Trust to be a natural fit for a meaningful summer intern program focused on community-centered conservation. In addition to the organization’s conservation easements held, Lowcountry Land Trust

Reflecting on her summer at Lowcountry Land Trust

Meet Summer Intern, Mallory Rosenfeld As she begins her final school year at the College of Charleston, Mallory Rosenfeld is reflecting on how her summer internship at Lowcountry Land Trust connects to her studies. A marine biology student in the Honors College, Mallory wanted a meaningful internship that expanded her knowledge base and experience this summer. Her primary coursework

Meet the Stewardship Team

Putting a conservation easement on a property is the first step in a relationship that lasts forever. While many LLT staff participate in our stewardship program, our stewardship team has the primary responsibility to monitor and support compliance with Lowcountry Land Trust’s 500+ conservation easements and owned lands. LLT’s protected land holdings have grown each year since 1986 and

Lowcountry Land Trust and SC7 Visit Cape Romain

On Friday, July 29, 2022 – Lowcountry Land Trust had the pleasure of visiting Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge alongside South Carolina 7 (SC7), a partnership between nonprofits that works to get people outdoors to gain an appreciation for and therefore protect natural landscapes in South Carolina. SC7’s signature event is a 30-day expedition during July, led by South

‘Lewisfield Preserve’ Created Along Cooper River Corridor

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC —The Open Space Institute, Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust, and Lowcountry Land Trust announce the creation of the Lewisfield Preserve: a 600-acre sanctuary of mature bottomland hardwood forests and historic inland rice fields on the Cooper River. The conservation partners are developing a public access plan that encompasses outdoor recreation, nature study, and historic research. Over the

Award Winning Landscape Architect Firm to Plan Angel Oak Preserve

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC –  Lowcountry Land Trust (LLT) has announced that, in partnership with a group of local stakeholders, it has selected Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW) to lead a comprehensive planning process for the much-anticipated Angel Oak Preserve, the 35-acre property surrounding the city’s nine-acre Angel Oak Park, which includes the iconic live oak. Local Charleston firm

Hyde Park Plantation Under New Ownership and Permanent Protection

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC – Lowcountry Land Trust (LLT) today announced the sale and permanent protection of Hyde Park Plantation, a 604-acre property on the East Branch of the Cooper River in Berkeley County.   The property was acquired in 2017 by LLT with funds from the Cooper River Revolving Fund, an innovative mitigation solution established by the South Carolina Ports Authority

Spring Picnic & Earth Day Cleanup in Review

Dear Friends, I’d like to start with a big Thank You to everyone who joined us for this year’s Spring Picnic at Sheldon Farms! It was a wonderful event and an invigorating experience to have so many (over 300!) enthusiastic conservationists in attendance. Getting back to in-person events over this past year has been refreshing for our team, and

Three Important Notes for Turkey Season

The start of spring signifies the opening of Turkey Season! As the season is now in full swing throughout South Carolina, we wanted to bring together some information for anyone looking to get into turkey hunting or brush up on the basics before the first hunt of the year. We sat down with Travis Sumner, Hunting Heritage Center and