In December 2015, this nearly 39-acre parcel located off Ashley Crossing Drive in West Ashley was donated to East Cooper Land Trust. Although not intended for public access, the property’s conservation provides a multitude of public benefits including scenic value and protection of wildlife, plant, and water resources. The woody wetlands filter pollutants, excess nutrients and sediments from the water and provide habitat for birds such as woodpeckers and herons, as well as reptiles and amphibians.
The human activity surrounding the site makes this property an important wildlife habitat and natural preserve in an urban setting. It is surrounded by a residential community of single-family homes with bordering backyards. The western border of the parcel is adjacent to a recreational open space. It also provides a scenic vista along Ashley Crossing Drive, which runs through the property.