The Ebb & Flow

The Ebb & Flow: April 2022

The Ebb & Flow April 2022 This Month’s Highlights It was a busy April at Lowcountry Land Trust with our annual Spring Picnic at Sheldon Farms, Charleston County Greenbelt applications, Earth Day celebrations, and getting ready for our annual May Giving Challenge. We’ve also announced six summer internships and our third conservation easement with Norfolk Southern. Read on!   Letter from

Summer Internships in Lowcountry Conservation

Summer Internships at Lowcountry Land Trust Lowcountry Land Trust has six summer internship opportunities: Community Centered Conservation Cooper River Conservation (two positions) Events and Communications GIS and Conservation Planning Stewardship About Lowcountry Land Trust’s Internship Program: Summer conservation interns will work closely alongside staff project leaders. Each week they’ll sit in on training sessions to help prepare for a

The Ebb & Flow March: 3 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

Lowcountry Land Trust Protects 450 Acres in Allendale County

Lowcountry Land Trust Protects 450 Acres in Allendale County The protection of Willingham Plantation adds to expansive conservation efforts in the South Lowcountry Focus Area CHARLESTON, S.C. – Lowcountry Land Trust (LLT) has announced the permanent protection of 450 acres in Allendale County through a conservation easement. The property, known as Willingham Plantation, lies within the Savannah River Preserve,

Lowcountry Land Trust and East Cooper Land Trust Join Forces Through Merger

Lowcountry Land Trust and East Cooper Land Trust Join Forces through Merger CHARLESTON, S.C.  – January 12, 2021 – Lowcountry Land Trust and East Cooper Land Trust (ECLT) today announced a merger of the two local non-profits.  The combined organization will operate as Lowcountry Land Trust (LLT). The corporate transaction was finalized on January 1 and was celebrated by

The Ebb & Flow: December

Dear Friends, I am sitting in my family’s cabin in the ACE Basin writing my final letter of 2021 to you all.  The oak table that my family has gathered around for years and enjoyed many meals, games, puzzles, etc often serves as my workspace when I seek solace.  As you can imagine, it brings me great peace and

Year In Review: 2021

This year, we made great strides: we protected more land, got back to in-person events, fulfilled our stewardship responsibilities, and had the honor of working with passionate conservationists, all of whom have their own unique connection to protecting our Lowcountry landscape. Join us in recapping and celebrating the end of another successful year of Lowcountry conservation. We have protected

Protecting the Sea Islands with Natalie Olson

As an organization, we are always looking for new ways to meet the conservation needs of our coastal South Carolina communities. To address this need, we are excited to announce the hiring of Natalie Olson as our Sea Islands Program Director. Natalie is an experienced conservationist with a passion for the sea islands. She, herself, is a resident of

The Ebb & Flow: November

Dear Friends, Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Annual Sporting Clays Shoot—attendees, volunteers, and staff alike! We’re grateful to Bill and Linda Demmer, who hosted the event on their breathtaking protected property, White House Plantation, and the Fourth Thursday Shooting Club for setting up and running the course. These events would not be possible without the

Why We Conserve: Wildlife and Agriculture

At the Land Trust, we are proud of how our work is in direct harmony with the culture and activity of the Lowcountry. By preserving land we also preserve the integrity of our wildlife, agriculture, and economy. Conservation is a full circle practice and we are lucky to live in a place where the locals understand that need for