The Ebb & Flow

President’s Log: January 26, 2021

Dear Friends,

Mark your calendars! We’re happy to announce our upcoming For the Love of the Lowcountry Auction. This online auction will allow nature lovers, hunters, and conservationists to bid on one-of-a-kind Lowcountry items and experiences. The online auction opens at 6:00 pm on Thursday, February 11, and runs through 6:00 pm Sunday, February 21. All proceeds from the auction support Lowcountry Land Trust’s work preserving vital Lowcountry lands and waterways.

Featured auction items include:

  • An English style pheasant shoot at Fife Plantation in Jasper County.
  • A custom 14” x 11” canvas in oil dog portrait with framing.
  • Fly fishing casting instruction for four with John and Caroline Irwin of Fly Right Charters.
  • A guided duck hunt for four with an overnight stay at Midway Plantation, a protected property in Cordesville.
  • An afternoon and morning guided deer hunt for two with overnight accommodations in Dorchester County.
  • Sustainable forestry tour and clays shoot for four at Bailey Mill Tree Farm in Ridgeland. Forestry industry professionals Jim and Pam Porter will give a two-hour tour of 3,200 acres of American Tree Farm Certified land followed by lunch and a short sporting clays shoot on the property.

Though we wish we could host events in-person, we’re excited to offer this ten-day online auction as a way for those who care deeply about the Lowcountry to support our work. We hope you’ll join us!

All the best,

Ashley Demosthenes
President & CEO
Lowcountry Land Trust


STAFF UPDATES

The LLT Conservation Committee met on Tuesday, January 19.  The committee recommended a 400+ acre project on the Black River for Board approval, reviewed and celebrated our 2020 accomplishments, and discussed goals for the year ahead.

Nathan Moyer, Director of Science and Stewardship, continues to set up our new stewardship database, LANDSCAPE, in anticipation of our annual stewardship visits.  

David Ray, Chief Conservation Officer, Ashley Demosthenes, President and CEO, along with six LLT board members participated in a webinar with state conservation leaders to discuss the concept of the South Carolina Conservation and Antiquities Act with Tom Mullikin, Chair of the governor’s SC Floodwater Commission, and Ethel Bunch, Executive Director of Sustain SC.  This is an effort to significantly ramp up statewide goals for acres protected over the next 30 years, focus land protection and mitigation on the most important acres, and substantially increase funding for these efforts without raising taxes.

OTHER NEWS

We’re hiring! LLT is seeking an experienced, self-starting Stewardship Manager to join our Conservation Team working to conserve the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Read the description here.


[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 Charleston Green. Thank you!

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