Entries by ECLT

After racially tinged dispute, tug of war over Mount Pleasant park site resolved

Post and Courier MOUNT PLEASANT — More than a year after Town Council inadvertently started a racially tinged dispute between two nonprofit groups, the fate of a small property the town bought for $193,500, and then gave away, has been resolved. The overgrown and undeveloped half-acre sits on Mathis Ferry Road at 5th Avenue, and all […]

Scanlonville Park to be Conserved this Friday

Moultrie News This Friday, East Cooper Land Trust will transfer ownership of a .57-acre parcel to the East Cooper Civic Club. Both organizations are excited that this piece of land will forever be a passive park for the enjoyment of this settlement community and surrounding Mount Pleasant residents. The community of Scanlonville, many of whom […]

Mount Pleasant developer to buy one of Shem Creek’s last shrimping docks

Moultrie News By Sully Witte Brett Elrod of Mount Pleasant has signed a contract with the owners of the Wando Seafood Dock on Shem Creek to purchase it and refurbish it for the benefit of the community. He is currently in the 90-day due diligence process conducting environmental assessments. His background is in the construction […]

EC Land Trust raising money to buy shrimp dock

Moultrie News By Sully Witte The East Cooper Land Trust is doing everything possible to pool together enough resources from the community to purchase the Wando Dock, according to executive director Catherine Main. The trust’s mission is to enhance and save the communities natural and scenic character and they’ll need local donations to support their […]

Commentary: Turn “Save Shem Creek” slogan into action

Post and Courier By Cheryll Woods-Flowers Mount Pleasant elected leaders have unique opportunities to fulfill their promise to “Save Shem Creek,” but the opportunities will sail away if they don’t act quickly. Three critical actions that will keep this town-described “iconic” treasure are in play: the renourishment and preservation of Crab Bank, the potential loss […]

OpEd – Wando Dock – Public Benefit vs. Private Use

Moultrie News by Catherine Main I thought there was total community support for saving the local seafood industry, but I now know there are some residents who are opposed to its existence and want the land to have a private use – a result they think will keep from disrupting the surrounding residential community. Shem […]