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EAST COOPER

LAND TRUST

Celebrating 15 Years of Conservation


Board of Directors Richard Morrison, Chair Sydney Cook Lawrence Middaugh, Past Chair True Applegate Edwards Kevin L. Rourk, Vice-Chair Richard L. Habersham Robert (Scott) Schlau, Treasurer Sarah Hays William T. Eubanks, Secretary Mary Martinich Paul I. Butler Margaret Strckland Justin T. Craig James Westerhold Advisory Council John C.L. Darby Michael Veeck Kyle W. Ferrell Alys Anne Wiedeke Michael Prevost George K. Wood James C. Thompson Mayors Council on Land Conservation The Honorable Richard F. Cronin The Honorable Linda Page The Honorable Miriam C. Green Chairman J. Elliot Summey The Honorable Rutledge B. Leland, III The Honorable John J. Tecklenburg The Honorable Patrick O’Neil Staff Catherine M. Main, Executive Director Alex Smith, Land Protection/GIS Specialist Alison Geer, Development Coordinator Coby Mozingo, Outreach Consultant Cover Š Catherine Moye Publication Layout Lauren Anderson


FIELD NOTES FROM THE CHAIRMAN & THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR East Cooper Land Trust is moving into its 15th year of conservation stronger than ever! As our population continues to rapidly rise, we are facing serious and urgent threats to the natural resources and beauty that we love in our community. We are providing reasonable solutions to these threats. We use negotiation and compensation with landowners to achieve conservation. In addition to working with private landowners, we work with developers and our municipalities to keep East Cooper a place you want to work and play. East Cooper Land Trust believes in personal property rights and is not a litigious organization. Inside this report, you will find photos and highlights of the properties we have permanently protected. These lands provide our community with local food, clean water, trails and recreational opportunities, physical and psychological health benefits, cultural resources, hunting & fishing locations, and are helping address climate change. This fall we closed on a conservation easement project on the front beach of Sullivan’s Island. This project is an unprecedented approach to beach retreat in an area of the island that is threatened by erosion. Three of our protected properties are adjacent to public schools. Five are community gathering places, including two in Gullah-Geechie neighborhoods. Each property is described in this report and we encourage you to get outside and enjoy them. See our website for directions. Together we have made a difference. Let’s continue this work to protect our community’s lands and quality of life. The more people involved, the greater the impact.

Richard Morrison Board Chairman

Catherine Main Executive Director

© Glyn Cowden


OUR VISION: East Cooper Land Trust will be leading the most important and ambitious Conservation effort for the East Cooper area. We will: • Identify and conserve natural spaces of environmental, cultural or historical value. • Enrich our urban community with natural spaces and preserve the rural character of surrounding coastal communities. • Collaborate with other organizations to provide natural lands such as parks, gardens and trails for people to enjoy. • Provide education about the benefits of open space and conservation for all ages. As a non-profit, non-political organization serving communities between the Cooper and Santee Rivers, we rely on your financial support to sustain and expand our efforts. OUR VISION INCLUDES: • Scenic vistas • Recreational trails and greenways • Access to natural areas close to your home

• Clean water • Healthy and diverse wildlife

OUR MISSION: The East Cooper Land Trust is a community-supported organization devoted to conserving natural spaces, thus the quality of life for current and future generations.


© Erik Spencer

OUTDOOR DISTRICT East Cooper is the “Outdoor District” of the Charleston area. A recent study found that the City of Charleston has less infrastructure than similar cities, putting pressure on the Historic District and creating an opportunity for increased East Cooper tourism.1 Recreation-based tourism is increasing as more and more people visit the area. More protected natural areas and the completed East Cooper Trail will dramatically shape the ability of residents to get out and live more active, healthy lifestyles. Through a series of recreation hubs connected by trails - people will be able to get from where they live to parks and recreation areas safely. The East Cooper Land Trust’s goal is to help protect or establish connections between existing trail networks and recreational hubs. We are working to build relationships with landowners on publicly-accessible easements. In addition, we are working with our municipal and other partners to encourage connectivity throughout East Cooper. It is through these public and private collaborations, that we will be successful in maximizing our community’s potential for a better quality of life with an assurance of access to the outdoors.

Sources 1  “Office of Tourism Analysis Annual Report.” (2014-2015). College of Charleston. <http://sb.cofc.edu/centers/tourismanalysis/news/ Office%20of%20Tourism%20Analysis%20Annual%20Report%20-%202014-2015.pdf>


MAYORS COUNCIL ON LAND CONSERVATION IN EAST COOPER Although 10% of the landscape in Mount Pleasant is protected or in public ownership2, the integrity of our landscape is far from secure. As the urban area grows, the rural areas become more threatened. We can’t – and shouldn’t – protect everything. It is paramount that future efforts are sharply focused on the most critical and vulnerable resources to ensure our efforts have the most positive impact. Last spring we created the Mayors Council on Land Conservation in East Cooper which includes all the mayors within our geographic focus area and the Charleston County Council chair. This alliance resulted in a signed Memorandum of Agreement in which each municipality agrees to consider open space planning and natural corridors in their comprehensive planning process as well as cooperate with each other and the local land trusts. The Mayors Council will meet annually with staff from ECLT and each municipality’s Planning Department. Source 2  “Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Open Space Inventory.” (2015). East Cooper Land Trust. <https://issuu.com/eastcooperland/ docs/openspacereport2015updated/1>


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CONNECTED LAND CONSERVATION PLAN East Cooper Land Trust is working closely with local planning departments to create a Connected Land Conservation Plan. Natural assets mapping and prioritization are being used to document the remaining intact wildlife habitat of our region and develop solutions to protect the areas that are most important to healthy wildlife and human communities. This project has been funded through an Urban and Community Forestry Grant administered through the South Carolina Forestry Commission and funded by the USDA Forest Service. This project partners our organization with the College of Charleston, the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, the South Carolina Forestry Commission, as well as Charleston County and all of our local municipalities. Berkeley County was South Carolina’s pilot study for this project, and we are excited to extend the mapping initiative through the East Cooper half of Charleston County. This gives our organization the mapping tools it needs to proactively prioritize and protect the most valuable lands in East Cooper. EAST COOPER TRAIL As we work to turn our vision of the East Cooper Trail into a reality, we have been playing an active role in planning our region’s trails and greenways for the future. We serve on the SC East Coast Greenway Steering Committee and the BCD COG’s Walk + Bike Steering Committee. In addition, we are working with all six municipalities and Charleston County to encourage and support their efforts for safe multi-use trails. These efforts assure that adequate trail routing and connections make it into local and regional plans. This has been a collaborative effort between the East Coast Greenway Alliance, Charleston Moves, the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission’s People 2 Parks Study and all of our local municipalities. The desire and need to invest in off-road options for recreation and transportation was displayed in a recent public input study where respondents elected that 30% of transportation funding should go towards off-road trails and greenways.3 We look forward to the future of this trail project as we seek funding sources to help secure easements throughout prioritized off-road sections of the over 80-mile stretch. Even small completed sections will improve the region’s access to outdoor recreation opportunities and provide new ways for residents and visitors to experience all that the East Cooper area’s “Outdoor District” has to offer. The East Cooper Land Trust has begun this effort to raise awareness, establish suitable routing of the trail, and ultimately secure funding sources. The more community support we receive, the more progress we can achieve.

Source: 3  “Presentation to Walk + Bike BCD Steering Committee.” (September 29, 2016). Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments. <http://walkbikebcd.weebly.com/documents.html>

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HOW WE WORK Land conservation is one of the most effective ways to preserve the beauty and character of our community. Natural areas, productive farms, clean water and our remarkable natural and cultural resources can be preserved through our voluntary and cooperative approach to conservation. Our strategy is informed by our Connected Land Conservation Plan throughout the East Cooper area. CONSERVATION EASEMENTS Conservation Easements are a way for private landowners to ensure that their vision for their land, lifelong stewardship and family heritage live on for generations to come. Conservation easements permanently promote best management practices, while restricting or limiting activities that may diminish the natural value of the land, such as clear-cutting, subdivision and intensive development. LAND OWNERSHIP In special instances, East Cooper Land Trust may choose to purchase land, usually through a bargain sale. Owning and managing land requires additional resources and organizational capacity, and therefore must meet a higher conservation threshold. Land may also be donated to East Cooper Land Trust (now or as a future gift through a will or bequest). TRAIL & PUBLIC ACCESS EASEMENTS These legal agreements between a landowner and the East Cooper Land Trust secure public access to private land through a trail corridor. A trail easement is an altruistic gift from a landowner to the community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sharing oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enjoyment of beautiful natural land. Ideally a network of easements will exist to create the East Cooper Trail. Please contact us if you are thinking about any of these options.


PROTECTED FOREVER CAGE Organization Candy’s Cove at Shemwood II Disher Preserve Magnolia Park & Community Garden Marsh View Trail Marshall Boulevard Beachfront Moultrie Park I & II Oakland Plantation Phillips Community Rivertowne Island Rivertowne Wetland Shem Creek Headwaters Steiger Sanctuary Sullivan’s Island Station 9 Sullivan’s Island Station 19 Thornhill Farm

© Catherine Moye


CAGE Organization This is a 6-acre tract protected by a conservation easement held by East Cooper Land Trust. The two acres at the northwest side are restricted to passive recreation/nature trail use only. The remaining 4 acres were purchased in 2011 via funding from the Charleston County Urban Greenbelt Program and transferred to the CAGE organization. This property is adjacent to the new Jennie Moore Elementary and Laing Middle Schools. A section of the property will be used to develop a 6,000 sq. ft. community center, parking, utility building for equipment storage, trails, and the future location for the Gullah Cultural Festival. The CAGE organization (Community Action Group for Encouragement) represents the Six and Seven Mile communities (approx. 2,000 residents) and works to preserve remaining natural places in this historic African-American area.

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Candy’s Cove at Shemwood II “Our neighborhood benefits from our beautiful protected green space by promoting community involvement. ”

- Melanie Burkhold, Shemwood II Resident

In January 2013 the Town of Mount Pleasant transferred title of this 2-acre wooded lot to the Shemwood II Community Association. It is adjacent to “Peggy’s Park,” the community’s small playground and picnic area, and has long been a favorite play area for kids in the neighborhood as well as a community gathering place. East Cooper Land Trust holds a conservation easement on this property and will ensure it remains natural in perpetuity.

© Laura Hoffacker


Disher Preserve

In December 2015, this nearly 39-acre parcel located off Ashley Crossing Drive in West Ashley was donated to the East Cooper Land Trust. Although not intended for public access, the propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conservation provides a multitude of public benefits including scenic value and protection of wildlife, plant, and water resources. The woody wetlands found here filter pollutants, excess nutrients, and sediments from the water and may provide habitat for rare birds such as woodpeckers and herons, as well as reptiles and amphibians. The human activity surrounding the site make this property an important wildlife habitat and natural preserve in an urban setting. It is surrounded by a residential community of single-family homes with bordering backyards. The western border of the parcel is adjacent to a recreational open space. It also provides a scenic vista along Ashley Crossing Drive, which runs through the property.

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Magnolia Park & Community Garden

The 3.7-acre property is located in West Ashley at the intersection of Magnolia Road and Sycamore Avenue and is a great example of a conservation partnership. This property was purchased in 2011 via funding from the Charleston County Urban Greenbelt Program. East Cooper Land Trust placed a conservation easement on the property and transferred ownership of the land to the City of Charleston. Charleston Parks Conservancy now manages a beautiful and active community garden on the property. Š Justin Craig


Marsh View Trail

The Marsh View Trail conservation easement is on a property comprised of two parcels totaling approximately 57 acres. The property is owned by the Commissioners of Public Works of the Town of Mount Pleasant and the donated conservation easement was granted in 2010. The trailhead is located at 1619 Rifle Range road behind Mount Pleasant Waterworks and Mamie P. Whiteside Elementary School. This property contains uplands, salt marsh, a hammock island and a paved quarter-mile walking trail that winds through old live oak trees and opens up to an expansive view of the marsh and salt flat. In 2012, East Cooper Land Trust partnered with several community groups to construct a Butterfly Garden along the Marsh View Trail to provide habitat and a learning opportunity for aspiring naturalists. Š Alex Smith


Marshall Boulevard Beachfront “…that all properties on Sullivan’s Island are part of a dynamic and ever-changing barrier island environment, vulnerable to erosion and catastrophic flooding events. Whereas all Island properties in close proximity to marshes, beaches and waterways are predisposed to erosion, loss of critical dune vegetation and structural damage during large storm events, the Town recognizes a need to develop innovative methods to incentivize the protection of open space, preserve view corridors, and reduce the intensity of residential land uses.” - The Sullivan’s Island Planning Commission from the July 8, 2015 Public Hearing, in reference to conservation easement uses and structures within the Town borders

The Marshall Boulevard Beachfront site is a quarter-acre parcel on the front beach of Sullivan’s Island. The owners removed the existing home to allow most of the land to return to its natural state and placed a conservation easement on the property with East Cooper Land Trust. The conservation easement may serve as a reminder to residents of the importance of maintaining natural buffers in the dynamic environment of barrier islands. This conservation project will provide significant scenic views from a public roadway, provide limited beach access, and proactively address shoreline retreat in an area with very high property values.

© Catherine Main


Moultrie Park I & II

Moultrie Park is comprised of two unconnected wooded parcels bordering the residential community. This property provides wildlife habitat, scenic value, and recreational health benefits for local residents to enjoy as they walk along the adjacent sidewalks. The 1.8-acre donation of these properties to East Cooper Land Trust will ensure this natural green space buffer is protected forever. Š Sloan Bragg


Oakland Plantation

Oakland Plantation is a beautiful property off Porchers Bluff Road between Highway 17N and Rifle Range Road that has been owned by the Gregorie family for more than a century. The plantation house, which may date to 1730s, is thought to be the oldest home site in Mount Pleasant. The plantation was originally called Youghall, but was changed in 1850 to Oakland under the ownership of the Barksdale family because of the majestic cathedral type of oak avenue leading to the house. Within the plantation is a 133-acre parcel that has been permanently protected via a conservation easement held by East Cooper Land Trust. The easement contains a pine and mixed hardwoods forest, forested wetlands, maritime forest, brackish marsh, salt flat, as well as shrubby and herbaceous woodland borders. A 1.5-mile nature trail crosses the property and is an amenity of the KOA campground. It is not open to the general public, but can be available for local school groups and other organizations with pre-approval. Any interested group should contact the KOA office at 843-849-5177 to schedule a visit. Oakland Plantation is also the site of our annual RACE & ROAST fundraiser. Š Catherine Main


Phillips Community

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Preserving the past, living the present and looking toward the futureâ&#x20AC;?

- Richard Habersham, ECLT Board Member (pictured above)

This 3.84-acre wooded lot was purchased through the Charleston County Urban Greenbelt Program and ownership was transferred to the Phillips Community Association. East Cooper Land Trust has the property under a permanent conservation easement. Located in an unincorporated area of Charleston County within Mount Pleasant, this historic African-American community of 600 residents utilizes the property for a cultural, Gullah Geechee interpretive community center and a site where Sweetgrass basket makers can gather to weave their craft. Each fall, the Phillips Community hosts a Community Family Day open to local residents. This property continues to serve as an outdoor gathering place for community members.


Rivertowne Island This is a 2-acre hammock island within the Rivertowne neighborhood, between Parkers Landing Road and Horlbeck Creek. The area provides habitat for hundreds of animal and plant species on a permanent and migratory basis. In particular, various bird species may utilize the property for feeding, nesting, and roosting sites due to its relatively isolated location. Wading birds such as blue herons, egrets, and night herons are bird species often found on hammock island. Mammal species such as racoons, otter, and deer have been observed using hammock islands. This privately-held island was preserved under a conservation easement in July 2011.

Š Justin Craig

Rivertowne Wetland

The 21-acre Rivertowne Wetland parcel was donated on December 21, 2012. Rivertowne Wetland abuts North Creek, residential homes in the Rivertowne neighborhood, and a portion of the Rivertowne Country Club golf course just off Highway 41 in Mt. Pleasant. This wetland provides a natural habitat for birds, mammals, and sea life. This wetlands habitat also provides great public benefit as a green natural open space in a town experiencing explosive development and growth. Š Justin Craig


Shem Creek Headwaters

This 3.37-acre land donation forever preserves wetland and tidal creek watershed at the headwaters to Shem Creek. The property is located along Von Kolnitz Road adjacent to the Medical Arts Building, and provides a beautiful vista from Johnnie Dodds Boulevard. It provides an outdoor classroom/field study location for James B. Edwards Elementary School students.

Š Sloan Bragg


Steiger Sanctuary

In March 2015, East Cooper Land Trust took ownership of a conservation easement on 14 acres of privately-owned property on Pawleys Island, SC. The property is located on the grounds of the historic Hagley Plantation and situated within what is now a residential golf community known as the Founders. The land consists of native trees and other vegetation. The Steiger family continues to reside in a log cabin on the property and enjoy the variety of bird species and other wildlife that are attracted to this protected property. Š Alex Smith


Sullivan’s Island Station 9, “Old Bridge Landing”

This protected property at Station 9 is a half-acre parcel with a trail leading from Conquest Avenue to the edge of the property overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. This piece of land was once the landing area for the Pitt Street Bridge that connected Mount Pleasant to Sullivan’s Island, giving it an added historical significance. There is a short trail along the elevated embankment that ends on the large stone blocks of the former bridge landing. The view of passing boats through the Intracoastal Waterway can be enjoyed from a bench overlooking the water. © Justin Craig


Sullivan’s Island Station 19, “Old Dump”

This 3.1-acre property is now permanently protected and serves as both a public green space and an access point for fishers and kayakers to explore the beautiful waterway. The property contains an open grass field that is used by local residents for picnics, Frisbee, or local pick-up games. There is easy access to a marsh creek for kayakers and paddle boards. An active osprey nest is located at the northern tip of the property. The area has a long history of community service where it served as the site to transport lumber from a barge to the local lumber business. The area was the site of the islands trash incinerator in the 1960’s and after Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the site was used to house debris. This is how it got its name “Old Dump.”

© Michael Powell


Thornhill Farm

East Cooper has a long, rich agricultural history. At one time, agriculture was a major part of the local economy but today only a fraction of those farms remain as they have been converted for residential and other uses. There is an increasing demand for locally-produced food, yet the future of agriculture in East Cooper is uncertain. The protection of this farm helps to maintain a connection to our past and a local-based economy. The Thornhill Farm property is 93.96 acres and located east of Highway 17 North in McClellanville. The farm contains a seven-acre pond and approximately 22 acres of wooded area. The remaining 65 acres are agricultural fields. The Farm was a bargain sale purchase in 2014 by the ECLT Foundation (an East Cooper Land Trust related entity) using funds from the Charleston County Greenbelt Grant Program and the South Carolina Conservation Bank. East Cooper Land Trust holds a conservation easement on the entire farm. In October 2015, the ECLT Foundation entered into a 5-year lease with Kyle Ferrell of Spartina Farms, LLC. The lease requires the farmer to manage the agricultural lands on the property using sustainable agricultural practices and to maintain soil health and fertility; and it requires that all activities be compliant with the Conservation Easement. East Cooper Land Trust maintains use of an existing small house on the property for a satellite office. This gives us a convenient location for maintaining a presence in the rural portion of East Cooper. Š Nicole Frazier


“I’m incredibly passionate about agriculture and introducing others to the intricacies of our local food systems. When I found out about the Thornhill Farm, I was drawn to the opportunity based upon my personal belief that sound farming practices and agriculturalists are our first line of opportunity in conservation.”

- Kyle Ferrell, Spartina Farm Services

© Catherine Main


Race & Roast at Oakland Plantation

© David Brown

Thank you to all of our generous supporters! Together we are leading the most important and ambitious conservation effort in the East Cooper area. Donations Received January 1, 2015 to November 1, 2016

$50,000+ Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Gary Thornhill Town of Mount Pleasant $25,000 - $49,999 Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Felburn Foundation Speedwell Foundation Mr. and Mrs. James C. Thompson $10,000 - $24,999 Mr. John Disher Land Trust Alliance South Carolina Forestry Commission South State Bank $5,000 - $9,999 Ms. Kara A. Berly Gary C. Butler Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Hays Mr. David Stone Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation $1,000 - $4,999 Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated College of Charleston MESSA Program Mr. William T. Eubanks Arthur and Alison Geer Mr. and Mrs. George Geer Mr. and Mrs. Francis G. Johnson

Lucey Mortgage Corporation Medical University of South Carolina Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Middaugh Morris Financial Concepts, Inc. Mount Pleasant Waterworks Nature Adventures Outfitters Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. Roper St. Francis Healthcare Mr. and Mrs. Dean Schmelter Seamon, Whiteside & Associates, Inc. Billy Swails State Farm Insurance Mr. and Mrs. Chad Walldorf Mr. and Mrs. Phil Wolf $500 - $999 AgSouth Farm Credit, ACA The Backpacker Quality Gear Baldwin & Associates, LLC Mr. and Mrs. John K. Bowers Dr. Jennifer Cranny and Dr. Thomas Pope Cummings Wealth Management Group Greene, Finney & Horton, LLP Mr. William Griffin III Ms. Julia K. Kelly Ms. Catherine Main Mr. and Mrs. Dennie L. McCrary Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morrison Chris and Kim Nickels Campaign Fund Ms. Margaret Passailaigue Ms. Sharon Penny

SC Sea Grant Consortium Sewee Outpost Stubbs Muldrow Herin Architects, Inc. Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co. Town of McClellanville Mr. and Mrs. Steven Werber Kim and Dave Westberg $250 - $499 Mr. A. Elliott Barrow, Jr. The Beach Company Mr. and Mrs. Brian Berrigan Mr. and Mrs. Paul Boehm Mr. and Mrs. Terence N. Bowers Joseph Calandra Mr. and Mrs. Scott Davis Ms. Cheryl de Holl Ms. Anna Eddy Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Ewing Mr. and Mrs. David Ginn H&R Block Mr. Richard L. Habersham Mr. and Mrs. Steven Kerr Ms. Nan Morrison Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Myers III Dr. Patrick O’Neil Cathy and Cal Oyer Mr. and Mrs. John Rieck Dr. Phyllis Rogerson and Mr. Robert Rogerson Mr. R. Scott Schlau Mrs. Edith Steiger Seaman


Mr. Larry Smith Ms. Patricia Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Timmons Trident United Way Mr. Joseph F. Whetstone Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Wiedeke Wildlands Engineering, Inc. Ms. Amy Wilson $100 - $249 Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. James Bagwell Betsy and Chuck Baker Mr. and Mrs. Brian Bates Mr. Stephen Berman Ms. Lynda Biel Bank of America Charitable Foundation Dr. and Mrs. John Boatwright Mr. and Mrs. David Carrier Mr. and Mrs. Elton Carrier Ms. Suzette Carrier Mr. James Carroll Mr. and Mrs. Justin T. Craig Mr. and Mrs. Steve Cregg Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cummings Hal S. Currey and Margaret P. Schachte Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth P. Daniels Colette DeGarady and Tom Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Sumter de Brux Mr. and Mrs. Andrew de Holl Ms. Margaret L. Ehrhardt Mr. and Mrs. Colin Ewing

Exxon Mobil Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John Gelston Mr. and Mrs. Barry Gumb Mr. David Harmon Mr. Robert Hopkins The Law Offices of Richard A. Hricik Ms. Carol Hubbard Mr. and Mrs. Edgar S. Jaycocks, Jr. Alex and Laura Kasman Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Kaynard Mr. Parker H. Lee Ms. Doris Leffingwell Ms. Marilou T. Linn Mr. and Mrs. Chris Malloy Mandari Designs Mr. John Marscher Ms. Mary Martinich and Mr. Andrew Tweel Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Mellichamp Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mithoefer Dana and Thomas Moorer Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Mozingo Mr. and Mrs. Michael Naylor Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Parks Pitt Street Pharmacy Ms. Mary Anne Poole Mr. and Mrs. Michael Prevost Mr. David Quick Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Ragin Dr. William Rambo and Dr. Lydia Engelhardt Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Ray Dr. and Mrs. Frederick E. Reed, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Reed Ms. Rhonda Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Rourk Mr. and Mrs. Herb Sass Mr. Robert M. Schlau Mr. and Mrs. Cole Sellazo Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Skahill Mr. and Mrs. William S. Stuhr Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Tant Mr. and Mrs. William M. Thigpen, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. W. George Thomas IV Ms. Donna Windham Mr. and Mrs. George Wood Up to $99 Ms. Nancy Abercrombie Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Ahlstrom AmazonSmile Foundation Mr. Ryan Asher Ms. Barbara Ball Ms. Laurie Bixler Ms. Carol Bosco Ms. Brittany Bowers Mr. Burwell Boykin Ms. Severine Brocard Bulls Bay Saltworks Ms. Catherine Carella Ms. Karen Cariddi Mr. and Mrs. W. Bradley Crowther Ms. Millibeth Currie Ms. Ashleigh Dane Ms. Jana Davis

Paddle for Preservation from Sullivan’s Island Station 19 © Alison Geer


Up to $99 (cont.) Ms. Millie Day Mr. and Mrs. Harry Demosthenes Ms. Rita Dixon Ms. Courtney Dolan Mr. Mark Emerson Ms. Florence T. Eubank Mr. Vito Giardina Mr. and Mrs. John Giordono Mr. Thomas Glave Ms. Robin Halewood Mr. and Mrs. William E. Hawkins Mr. John Heinsohn Ms. Stephanie Hickerson Mr. Ray Hobbs Ms. Jean Holst Mr. and Mrs. Gary Fink Ms. Blair Flesch Ms. Madison Flores Mr. Daniel Johnson Ms. Susan Johnson Ms. Amanda Keiffer Ms. Sally Keltner Ms. Deborah Lee Mr. Neil C. Lee, IV Ms. Holly Limbert Mr. and Mrs. Michael Loftus Ms. Amy Longworth Mr. and Mrs. William Luttrell Mrs. Cathy Martin Mr. Ben Mason Mr. Tom Massey Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McDowell Mr. Jonathan Melton Mr. Wilmot Merhant

Mrs. Chelsea Mullen Dr. Mary Beth Myers & Dr. Alexander Myers Mr. Ken Newman Ms. Kathleen Nixon Mrs. Neves Richards Mr. Brad Rife Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Rosenthal Ms. Judy Schmidlapp Ms. Rebecca Shirer Mr. Alex Smith Mr. Tim Steinke and Ms. Maria Lindler-Steinke Ms. Thomasena Stokes-Marshall Ms. Christine Story Mr. Richard Stuhr Ms. Clark Taylor Ms. Ann Tiller Ms. Tacy Trippe and Mr. John Bryer Mrs. Rebecca H. Tuten Sun to Moon Yoga Taylor Consulting, Inc. Ms. Elizabeth Warner Ms. Melanie Woodard Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wren Mr. Leon Yard

Charleston’s Cafe Charleston RiverDogs Mr. William T. Eubanks Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Ewing Mr. Dan Finley Brannon and Renee Florie Ms. Holly Gamble-Bryant Gil Shuler Graphic Design Glyn Cowden Photography The Granary Hughes Party Rental Mr. and Mrs. Allston Leland Limehouse Produce McGrew’s Flooring Mr. Bogan Mask Mr. and Mrs. Dave Miller Mr. Mario Nardone Nature Adventures Outfitters Office Express, Inc. Seamon, Whiteside & Associates, Inc. Southwest Airlines Co. Sweetbay Produce & Nursery Trek Bicycle Store of Mount Pleasant Whole Foods Market Mount Pleasant Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Wiedeke

In Kind Lauren G. Anderson, Carolina One Anna Knapp Properties, LLC Awendaw Green Mr. and Mrs. Tony Blanchard Severine Brocard David Brown Photogenics Buist, Byars & Taylor, LLC

Honors and Memorials Ms. Amanda Keifer in honor of Miss Teagan Skahill Ms. Holly Limbert in honor of Miss Teagan Skahill Mrs. Edith Steiger Seaman in memory of Dr. Howard P. Steiger Ms. Clark Taylor in honor of Mr. Gray Taylor

Make a Lasting Commitment to Conservation Leave a monetary or land bequest to the East Cooper Land Trust. Your legacy will be enjoyed for generations.

Wildlife at Rivertowne Wetland © Justin Craig


Harvest Feast at Thornhill Farm

© Glyn Cowden

“We are thankful for our donors and volunteers that make it possible for us to lead conservation efforts in the East Cooper area. Together, we can find the balance between economic development and the preservation of our natural and culturally significant areas. Please join us.”

- Catherine Main, Executive Director

© Justin Craig

Family Day at Marsh View Trail

© Catherine Main


EAST COOPER

LAND TRUST PO Box 2495 Mount Pleasant, SC 29465 (843) 224-1849 eastcooperland.org info@eastcooperland.org

Ways YOU can get involved: - Donate money to save land - Donate land, stocks, bonds, or mutual funds - Sponsor a fund raising event - Include ECLT in your Estate Plan - Volunteer or donate resources

Š Glyn Cowden

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