So far, the Greenbelt Program has protected 21,170 acres of land in Charleston County. $96 million has been awarded and $1.9 million remains for urban projects only. The program is funded by the Transportation Sales Tax, which was approved in a county-wide referendum on Nov. 2, 2004.
GAB - Tuesday, May 2, 2017
James Island Rec. Center Off Leash Dog Park
Future Park Site on Toogoodoo Creek
Working Farm Land, Edisto Island
Town of Kiawah's ADA Compliant Access to Kiawah River
Magnolia Community Garden, St. Andrews Area
Sullivan's Island's Station 16 Nature Trail
Thornhill Farms, McClellanville
Tibwin Tract – 900 acres Transferred to US Forest Service
In 2007 The Nature Conservancy (TNC) was awarded rural Greenbelt funds to purchase 900 acres nestled in the Francis Marion National Forest. The land had been owned and timbered by International Paper. The intention was for the conservancy to purchase the tract of land and transfer it to the US Forest Service as soon as funding became available. The land has now been acquired by the US Forest Service and will be part of the National Forest and open for the public to enjoy. While under the ownership of The Nature Conservancy they successfully restored longleaf pines on 500 acres. Below are news articles regarding the story.
Town of James Island - Pinckney Park Ground Breaking
The Town of James Island broke ground on their Pinckney Park Greenbelt property on February 16th. The 7+ acre park was purchased with funds from the town’s Urban Greenbelt allocation. Located at 461 Fort Johnson Road, the town anticipates having the first phase of development completed later this spring. Park amenities will include walking trails, children’s playground, creek access, picnic shelters, and an outdoor classroom/amphitheater. For more information on Pinckney Park, please visit the Town’s website (http://www.jamesislandsc.us/pinckney-park). Below are photos and video of the ground breaking.