Walk with us through some of our protected properties and see why your support is vital to maintaining natural spaces in the East Cooper area.


We are pleased to announce that we have protected Thornhill Farms...forever. We are very thankful for the funding we received from the Charleston County Greenbelt Program and the South Carolina Conservation Bank.  Thornhill Farms is a beautiful 94-acre piece of farmland just north of McClellanville on Highway 17.
By preserving Thornhill Farms as a working and teaching farm, local farmers will have new opportunities to learn how to make their farms profitable and sustainable. When farms are profitable and farming is valued, it decreases the threat of losing other farms to incompatible development. Read more about this project...
Thornhill Farms

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RFP Invitation for Thornhill Farms

We are excited to announce we are in the final stages of acquiring Thornhill Farms in McClellanville and are issuing a Request f…

Upcoming Events

Francis Marion National Forest, McClellanville
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Wambaw Creek Wilderness Area  - Paddle for PreservationIn the Francis Marion National ForestSponsored by Nature Adventures Outfitters, Inc. and benefitting East Cooper Land TrustSee 1,000-year-old Cypress trees in a beatiful, flooded forest.Led by University Degreed Master Naturalist Guides with Nature Adventures Outfitters. Ages 4 and older welcome.Single and tandem 2-person kayas or 2-3 person canoes available.$50 per adult$40 for children 12 and underPrice includes lunch from Sewee Outpost. Option to join ECLT staff afterwards for a brief tour of Thornhill Farms just up the road. Meet at Palmetto/Shell Store in McClellanville at 10086 N. Highway 17   

  • March 4, 2015
    I posted 233 photos on Facebook in the album "Race & Roast 2015" http://t.co/unY4cbns8H
  • March 3, 2015
    Wayne from Food Waste Disposal reports they left the Race & Roast with only 6 pounds of landfill waste.... http://t.co/Oe2A5rQ0Kf
  • March 1, 2015
    As our good friend Mario Nardone says...oysters are the original hand warmers. Come on out! Walk ups welcome.... http://t.co/G9ch396xVG