On 23 May 2012, through a partnership between the Town of Sullivan's Island and the East Cooper Land Trust, permanent deed restrictions were placed on two Town-owned marsh-front parcels, permanently protecting them from being developed. Read the Post and Courier's coverage of the milestone.
The first is a 3.09 acre grassy field near the marsh end of Station 19, currently utilized by community members as a green space with access to a tidal creek that meanders out into the Intracoastal Waterway. It is informally known as "the Old Dump" because the area was originally the site of the island's trash incinerator, later used to temporarily store Hurricane Hugo debris. An active osprey nest is located at the northern tip of the property.