So far, the Greenbelt Program has protected 20,530 acres of land in Charleston County. $94 million has been awarded and $2 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. It is expected to raise $1.3 billion for Charleston County over 25 years. Of the $1.3 billion, $221 million is designated for Greenbelts.
Charleston County Parks Tea Farm Creek
The Nature Conservancy's Hampton Plantation
Ten Mile Community's Seafood Lane Park
Lowcountry Open Land Trust Belle Vista Bluff
City of North Charleston's Lambert Street Park
City of Charleston's Ellis Oaks Park
County Council adopted the CGP in June 2006 which provides guidance on how the citizens said they want to see the Greenbelt portion of the sales tax spent.
Click here to view a summary of the Belle Vista Bluff project.
Many of the properties purchased with Charleston County Greenbelt funds can be enjoyed by the public. Click here for a list of the properties that are or will be open to the public.