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Many pushing to save Shem Creek shrimpers

ABC4 NEWS by Caroline Balchunas SHEM CREEK, S.C. (WCIV) — Shem Creek has long stood as a hub for local shrimpers, but as more restaurants move in more shrimpers have been pushed out. There’s talk the Wando dock, one of the last remaining docks, is up for sale. Many people worry about what a sale would […]

Editorial: Protect Shem Creek’s shrimpers

Post and Courier By Andrew Whitaker/Staff Without its shrimp boat fleet, Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant would be a different kind of place. But the number of boats has been dwindling for decades, and the loss of the dock that formerly housed the Wando Shrimp Co. could be a tipping point. The Wando dock is […]

Shem Creek’s Wando dock up for sale, one of last for area shrimp boats

Post and Courier By Bo Peterson MOUNT PLEASANT — One of Shem Creek’s last remaining shrimp boat docks is quietly up for sale. The loss of the Wando dock could be the tipping point for the vanishing fleet in the creek made famous by its hanging nets. The property holding the former Wando Seafood Company […]

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 By Daniel Shaughnessy 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 […]

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 […]