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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 […]

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 […]