The Ebb & Flow

The Ebb & Flow: April, 2021

Dear Friends,

We have made it to April, at long last. I don’t know about you, but this month I feel a stronger sense of rebirth than I ever have in my life. This time last year we were closing our doors, sheltering, literally and figuratively holding our breath. Now, as the azaleas are bursting with pink and purple hues and spring takes hold (and yes, vaccinations too), I can feel a collective exhale going on around me, and a renewed appreciation for health and resilience. Spring does that–it’s a season I always look forward to because it reminds me that life is happening all around us, all the time.  

It’s no wonder that April is Earth Month, when we celebrate the multitude of gifts provided by nature, and when we recommit to protecting those gifts. Lady Bird Johnson had the right idea when she said, “The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” We are–or should be–invested in the health of our planet because when Mother Earth is thriving, we all benefit. 

At Lowcountry Land Trust, we hope you take the time this month, and every month, to love our earth. She will unconditionally love you right back. 🙂

Your biggest fan,

Ashley Demosthenes
President & CEO
Lowcountry Land Trust



THE EBB & FLOW: PROTECTING HOME
an interview with Albert George of the SC Aquarium

Recently, we had the privilege to talk with Lowcountry Land Trust board member and Director of Conservation at the South Carolina Aquarium, Albert George, about how conservation and land protection are more critical now than ever before.

Albert has had the honor to serve as the first Director of Conservation at the South Carolina Aquarium, positioning the organization as a leader in the field. He passionately calls the Lowcountry home, narrating his family’s history and roots in Beaufort and Jasper County. For generations, the salt marshes and surrounding landscapes have become a part of his family’s fabric. Albert leads with immense enthusiasm for environmental protection, saying, “The conservation issues facing South Carolina’s future aren’t daunting. In fact, they’re exciting”.


OTHER NEWS

Welcome to the team! Please join us in welcoming Christy Mason, Stewardship Manager; Meg O’Halloran, Chief Advancement Officer; and Brittany St. Sauveur, Donor Relations Manager to the Lowcountry Land Trust team.

Tri-County Forestry Association Meeting – Join via Zoom on April 20th, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm for an exciting and informative meeting discussing several topics related to land protection and their respective resources. Register here.

Two Critters/One Workshop The Clemson Extension Forestry and Natural Resources & Horticulture Teams would like to invite you to an upcoming webinar Tuesday, April 27, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Participants will learn about the biology, range, and available management options for two critters: venomous snakes and imported fire ants. Register here.

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