Entries by ECLT

Local conservationists celebrate Pollinator Week

Moultrie News By Judy Dunbar Just as a butterfly is known for its metamorphosis from an egg, to a caterpillar, to a pupa and finally emerging as a butterfly, a local garden is being transformed into its next stage. In 2012, East Cooper Land Trust partnered with several local groups and individuals to create a […]

Editorial: Deals for Shem Creek docks worth a look

Post & Courier Two pending deals have the potential to stabilize, and ideally revitalize, the commercial fishing fleet operating out of Shem Creek, but both will require public funding and, in the long run, expanding local seafood markets. Mount Pleasant is poised to take a direct role in propping up the local seafood industry by […]

East Cooper Land Trust hosts local dignitaries for 5th annual Mayors Council on Land Conservation

Moultrie News  On April 22, East Cooper Land Trust celebrated Earth Day by hosting their Fifth annual Mayors Council on Land Conservation in East Cooper. Representatives from local municipalities, county council, and Rep. Joe Cunningham’s office enjoyed a boat ride as they discussed conservation efforts. The outing showcased Conch Creek Islands, almost 400-acres of marsh […]

Land conservation priority on Earth Day, as urban sprawl grows in Lowcountry

ABCNews4 By Caroline Balchunas MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — The nation celebrated Earth Day on Monday. It was a time to reflect on environmental concerns facing the planet. There’s certainly a lot to love about the Lowcountry and a lot to protect. Between banning single-use plastic bags and off-shore drilling, there’s a lot of environmental efforts in the […]

McClellanville working to preserve working waterfront

Live 5 News By Paola Tristan Arruda MCCLELLANVILLE, SC (WCSC) – McClellanville is a small town working towards a big catch. The town is trying to protect one of last working waterfronts in the Lowcountry. Fishing and shrimping remain a major source of income for many residents. However, the future of the local docks is uncertain. The […]

Land trust eyeing McClellanville shrimp dock to preserve the industry

ABC News 4  MCCLELLANVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) — Shem Creek isn’t the only spot where shrimp docks are dwindling. McClellanville is dealing with the same issue, as growth and development slowly gobbles up pricey waterfront property where local fishermen need to dock. Believe it or not, there are only nine working seafood docks in the entire state […]

McClellanville working to preserve local fishing industry

Live 5 News By Alissa Holmes MCCLELLANVILLE, SC (WCSC) -McClellanville is a small town that produces a big catch. Fishing and shrimping remain a major source of income for many residents. However the future of the local docks is uncertain. The docks sit along Jeremy Creek, ushering in boats from sun up to sun down. The fishermen, […]