Entries by ECLT

Event at Oakland Plantation helps protect local lands

Moultrie News Oakland Plantation is a beautiful property off Porchers Bluff Road between Highway 17 North and Rifle Range Road that has been owned by the Gregorie family for more than a century. East Cooper Land Trust is hosting its 8th annual Race & Roast event there on Sunday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. Because […]

East Cooper Land Trust conserves two properties within urban growth boundary

Moultrie News East Cooper Land Trust recently accepted two land donations from Crescent Homes. Donations by organizations such as Crescent Homes are critical because they ensure that, as homes are constructed in the Charleston area, their neighboring natural and historic landscapes are conserved and intertwined. The Avenue of Oaks Park is a half-acre parcel designated […]

Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce holds October luncheon

Moultrie News Bobby Hauck, center, lead singer for the Blue Dogs, spoke and sang at the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce meeting Oct. 18. Pictured with Hauck is Eddie Phipps, MPCC General Counsel and Chris Staubes, President of the MPCC.Vickey Boyd/Staff Pfc. Jonathan Kinder (third from the left) was named the Mount Pleasant Chamber of […]

Farm supper raises funds for land conservation

Moultrie News Fall in the Lowcountry is the perfect time to enjoy getting outside. You can do this while helping to conserve local land at East Cooper Land Trust’s fourth annual Harvest Feast event on Thursday, Oct. 25. The event will take place at Johnson Family Farms in McClellanville. This community farm supper kicks off […]

East Cooper Land Trust hosts third “Butterfly Fling”

Moultrie News This Saturday, September 22nd, the public is invited to a butterfly event in the butterfly garden at Marsh View Trail from 9:00-11:00 a.m. This free event is hosted by East Cooper Land Trust – a local conservation nonprofit organization that holds a conservation easement on 57 acres at this location off Rifle Range […]

After racially tinged dispute, tug of war over Mount Pleasant park site resolved

Post and Courier MOUNT PLEASANT — More than a year after Town Council inadvertently started a racially tinged dispute between two nonprofit groups, the fate of a small property the town bought for $193,500, and then gave away, has been resolved. The overgrown and undeveloped half-acre sits on Mathis Ferry Road at 5th Avenue, and all […]

Scanlonville Park to be Conserved this Friday

Moultrie News This Friday, East Cooper Land Trust will transfer ownership of a .57-acre parcel to the East Cooper Civic Club. Both organizations are excited that this piece of land will forever be a passive park for the enjoyment of this settlement community and surrounding Mount Pleasant residents. The community of Scanlonville, many of whom […]

Mount Pleasant developer to buy one of Shem Creek’s last shrimping docks

Moultrie News By Sully Witte Brett Elrod of Mount Pleasant has signed a contract with the owners of the Wando Seafood Dock on Shem Creek to purchase it and refurbish it for the benefit of the community. He is currently in the 90-day due diligence process conducting environmental assessments. His background is in the construction […]