On Sunday, March 6 hundreds of people of all ages gathered on the lawn of the historic Oakland Plantation to celebrate the benefits of land conservation.
“This fun, family-friendly event highlights the value of the land conservation work the East Cooper Land Trust does,” said Paul Butler of The Butler Family Foundation, “and we look forward to continue our involvement with the organization as we share the desire to see more conservation efforts in our community.”
The Butler Family Foundation was the title sponsor of the event. Other sponsors were South State Bank, KOA Campground, Lucey Mortgage Corp., Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Roper St. Francis, Ag South Farm Credit, ACA, Baldwin & Associates LLC, MUSC Health, Morris Financial Concepts, Inc., Mount Pleasant Waterworks, Seamon Whitesi
de and Associates, Sewee Outpost and Thomas & Hutton.
One hundred and thirty two acres of Oakland Plantation were permanently protected by East Cooper Land Trust in 2009. Located off Porchers Bluff Road between Highway 17 and Rifle Range Road. It has been owned by the Gregorie family for more than a century. The plantation house, which may date to the 1730s, is thought to be the oldest in Mount Pleasant. The conservation easement contains mostly maritime forest and some salt marsh. 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.
East Cooper Land Trust is a community-supported nonprofit organization devoted to conserving natural spaces, thus the quality of life for current and future generations.
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