Autumn is here, which means cooler temps allow for many opportunities to enjoy the Lowcountry. In addition to the upcoming events hosted by Lowcountry Land Trust, we’re sharing some ways our team is getting outdoors this season.
CONNECTING WITH LANDOWNERS
A land trust is a nonprofit organization with a mission to protect land forever. This is typically accomplished by helping landowners protect the character and valuable natural resources on their property with conservation easements. Conservation easements are a legal agreement entered into voluntarily by both a landowner and the Land Trust.
In addition to the landowner’s benefit of preserving their land and legacy, there are substantial community benefits including clean water, protected scenic views, and native wildlife habitats. By working together with community leaders, private landowners, businesses, and other conservation organizations, we can protect the open land that we need for agriculture, wildlife habitat, resilient infrastructure, and recreational enjoyment.
PARTICIPATING IN SOUTH CAROLINA LAND TRUST DAYS
October marks a month-long celebration of land trusts throughout the state. Referred to as Land Trust Days, the initiative focuses public attention on the value of conservation by promoting land trust events and featuring publicly accessible properties during the month of October. Lowcountry Land Trust is hosting Yoga in the Park, which will take place TODAY, October 12 from 6-7 pm at Magnolia Park and Community Garden. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.
MONITORING CONSERVATION EASEMENTS
LLT’s protected land holdings have grown each year since 1986 and we currently protect over 150,000 acres of land in coastal South Carolina. While many LLT staff participate in our stewardship program each year, our stewardship team has the primary responsibility to monitor and support compliance with Lowcountry Land Trust’s 500+ conservation easements and owned lands. You can read more about our stewardship program and team by clicking here.
HOSTING THE ANNUAL SPORTING CLAYS SHOOT FUNDRAISER
We can’t wait to engage with everyone attending this year’s Sporting Clays Shoot. Tickets are on sale through Friday, October 14, and some rotations are already sold out. Don’t miss this opportunity to shoot clays on an unreplicable course within the renowned ecological treasure of Brosnan Forest in Dorchester County. Click here to save your spot.