There is a saying that Charleston is a great place to live, work, and play! Well, I would add that thanks to Lowcountry Land Trust, that saying could apply to all 17 counties where the Trust works and encourages the protection of our beautiful land resources.
I feel like I may be preaching to the choir by writing a letter to supporters of this great organization. As you know, Lowcountry Land Trust has been in the business of preservation for almost 35 years. However, it goes without saying that the seeds this organization is planting today will protect our lowcountry for many years to come.
Anderson Insurance is proud to be one of Lowcountry Land Trust’s sponsors and would like to encourage all who enjoy the lowcountry to be proactive in supporting their mission by giving of your time, talents, or financial resources.
Again, thanks to all who have nurtured and helped promote this fine organization. Because of you, our children and children’s children will be able to enjoy this great land.
Julius J. Anderson
Anderson Insurance Associates Inc.
October 19th: LLT welcomed its newest staff member, Kate Durand, as Communications Coordinator. Before joining Lowcountry Land Trust, Kate worked at The Citadel as a communications specialist. Her experience includes roles in higher education, nonprofit brand management, and community engagement. Since living in Charleston, she has developed a profound appreciation for the Lowcountry’s unique landscape. Please join us in welcoming Kate to the LLT team!
Bruce Binney, Mid Coast Project Manager, spent the day in the field completing stewardship visits for properties located in the ACE Basin focus area.
October 20th: LLT staff enjoyed getting together in person for a socially distanced meeting in Hampton Park to welcome Kate Durand and say goodbye to Alison Cercy, Conservation Coordinator. Alison performed great service to the Lowcountry and LLT for almost three years as part of the Stewardship and Conservation teams. Please join us in wishing her well as she relocates to Pennsylvania!
Sam Seawell, Stewardship Associate, monitored several properties in Four Hole Swamp region, including the Bannister Tract, which is a 1,668 acre tract owned by Resource Environmental Solutions. The property is currently being restored to a natural longleaf ecosystem and is a part of the Volvo Mitigation Project.
October 21st: Protected forever! Ashton Lamb, North Coast Project Manager, closed the Taylor’s Farm conservation easement project, thanks to the generous contributions of Mrs. Frances and Dr. Charles Geer. The property consists of 22 beautiful acres located near the waterfront in McClellanville. We look forward to sharing more details about this project with you soon.
October 22nd: Carl Taylor, GIS & Conservation Planning Manager (and recently certified drone pilot), attended a virtual workshop on the regulatory, legal, and ethical considerations for drone usage in the coastal area. The workshop shared information on certifications, state and local laws, privacy, and considerations for wildlife.
October 23rd: Nathan Moyer, Director of Science and Stewardship, was a panelist on the “Longleaf Management Challenges for Land Trusts” session of the Biennial Longleaf Virtual Conference. The topic included our experiences in managing longleaf pine habitats on fee simple and conservation easement lands.
Ashton Lamb visited a Lowcountry Land Trust protected property in Georgetown County where he recorded a video of two great landowners explaining their experience protecting their property forever. This video will become a part of a collaboration by the Sewee Longleaf Conservation Cooperative, and its partners, to educate prospective conservation easement holders about the conservation easement process.
Your Land: Session #3 of the Woman Owning Woodlands “Your Land” webinar series will focus on ways to protect your land, including the identification of different insect and disease pests. This free webinar is taking place on November 3rd at 7pm. Register on their Facebook page to attend.
[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 Anderson Insurance Associates. Thank you!