The Ebb & Flow BLOG

The Ebb & Flow: May 2021

Dear Friends,

I have good news!  Lowcountry Land Trust is celebrating its 35th anniversary, and with that, we are fast approaching two significant milestones – the protection of 500 properties encompassing 150,000 acres. We need your help as we cross these landmarks (no pun intended). We’re asking you, our supporters, to make this year’s May Giving Challenge our most successful year ever by raising $150,000 in one week – $1 per acre protected!

From May 17 – 23, join us by making a gift, starting your own fundraiser, or sharing our campaign through email and social media. As fundraising benchmarks are reached throughout the week, $45,000 in combined challenge funds from the Pathfinder Foundation, the Painted Bunting Fund, and Silent Maid will be unlocked.

We are humbled to have worked for the past 35 years with hundreds of landowners and community members. Our hallmark is being a trusted partner to protect the land and water we all love. We know that this mission is more critical now than ever before as the Lowcountry region grows at unprecedented rates. Thank you for stepping up for conservation this month as we celebrate our 35th anniversary, and begin the work for the next 35 years. Together we will continue to preserve our landscapes–our home.    

Your biggest fan,
Ashley Demosthenes
President & CEO


OTHER NEWS

We’re hiring! LLT seeks an experienced, self-starting Director of Stewardship who will be responsible for ensuring that LLT fulfills stewardship responsibilities for our portfolio of conservation easements, fee simple holdings, and deed restrictions. Read the full job description here.

Webinar: Join Clemson Extension via Zoom on Wednesday, May 19, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Christopher Burtt, area horticulture agent, and Sean Bowers, area forestry and wildlife agent, will present on plant propagation and vegetative response to prescribed fire. Register here.

Webinar: The Longleaf Alliance and Southern Conservation Partners will host a virtual panel discussing land trusts and longleaf management
on May 26, from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Register here.

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