Entries by ECLT

OpEd – Psst, do you want to know a secret?

Moultrie News By Judy Dunbar You are cordially invited to visit the “secret” Butterfly Garden tucked away next to Mount Pleasant’s Marsh View Trail, which is part of 57 acres permanently protected via a conservation easement held by East Cooper Land Trust. It’s located down a winding road between the Mount Pleasant Waterworks (MPW) on […]

OpEd – East Cooper Land Trust – Stewards of the land

Moultrie News Protecting the local environment and quality of life in the community were top issues for voters during the recent elections throughout the Lowcountry. As our communities continue to grow and the rate of development increases, more and more people continue to look to their elected leaders to protect the wildlife habitats and scenic […]

Annual Race and Roast this Sunday

Moultrie News On Sunday, March 18, the public is invited to an Oyster Roast hosted by East Cooper Land Trust on the historic lawn of Oakland Plantation from 1-4 pm. All-inclusive tickets to the event include music by Hans Wenzel and the Eighty Sixers, all-you-can-eat oysters, chili, hot dogs, local beer, hay rides, kid activities […]

Happy hours with a green twist to resume in 2018

The Post and Courier By David Quick The metropolitan Charleston area has dozens of environmentally focused nonprofits and businesses, though arguably few collaborate because they end up working within their own silos. Starting this month, an effort to revive Green Drinks, monthly happy hours with an environmental twist, seeks to be a thread connecting organizations […]

Monarch Butterflies on Sullivan’s Island

We were excited to hear from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife representative yesterday that one of our conserved properties, Station 9 on Sullivan’s Island, has maybe the most concentrated Monarch Butterflies they’ve seen in the state. U.S. Fish and Wildlife is tagging and releasing the butterflies to research their travel paths. We invite you to take your […]

Conch Creek islands and marsh conserved by East Cooper Land Trust

Moultrie News By Daniel Shaughnessy OpEd Travel along the meandering Conch Creek into the silent heart of the surrounding salt marsh, and there is no telling what impressions nature will reveal to you: the sunrise reflection through the salt myrtle, the guttural roll of a boat-tailed grackle in the morning, an ambrosial tang of pluff […]