During the spring of 2012, East Cooper Land Trust partnered with several local groups and individuals to create a beautiful Butterfly Garden at the beginning of the Marsh View Trail. With a shift in focus that includes all pollinators, the garden is a public asset that provides continuous learning opportunities.
This community greenspace continues to exist thanks to many volunteers who meet regularly to curate and care for the garden, with assistance from Mount Pleasant Waterworks. If you are interested in helping, please contact us.
Volunteer Master Gardeners continue to work cooperatively with nearby elementary school students and the public to teach about the importance of pollinators and native plants. In 2018, our volunteers presented seven educational programs at the garden to students of nearby Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary School and home-schooled children. Additionally, we hosted an annual “Butterfly Fling” event for area residents that included a garden presentation about the importance of pollinators and native plants, as well as a naturalist-guided trail walk.