The Ebb & Flow BLOG

President’s Log: January 13, 2021

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! I am delighted to be reconnected with you after an extended period of leave from Lowcountry Land Trust. I have missed you! It has been a long haul for me personally, but I am feeling strong and I continue to heal remarkably well. Many of you sent emails, text messages, cards, flowers, meals, etc. which gave me and my family much needed moral support and physical sustenance as I went through cancer treatment. Thank you!

You also stepped up and supported the Lowcountry Land Trust in one of the most difficult years in our collective lifetime. Despite the pandemic and its devastating impacts on our communities in the Lowcountry and elsewhere, we still ended the year with new properties protected ranging from ten to over 1,000 acres in size, and with a successful year-end giving campaign. This demonstrates your strong and continued commitment to the permanent protection of land and all of its inherent values.  Plain and simple.  

At LLT, our commitment to you is to stay the course. We will continue to conserve land across our rural landscapes, and closer to home in the rapidly growing tri-county region–land you can walk on and drive by, land that absorbs stormwater and curbs flooding, land that provides wildlife habitat and conserves local food sources, and land that preserves all shades of history from which we can learn and deepen relationships and understanding.  

Thank you for sticking with us, and for stepping up for conservation. More to come in future communications!

All the best,

Ashley Demosthenes
President & CEO
Lowcountry Land Trust

[The President’s Log will feature a series of rotating guest writers, including LLT staff and board, as well as friends of Lowcountry Land Trust]

This edition of the Lowcountry Land Trust President’s Log is presented
with support from The GEL Group. Thank you!