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.
Town of Sullivan's Island Opens Station 16 Nature Trail
The public can now enjoy a beautiful trail among the protected, accreted land on Sullivan’s Island. The trail system was developed with funds from the Charleston County Urban Greenbelt Program. When you visit the site, take a picture and post it to Instagram using the hashtag #ccgreenbelt!
Opening Ceremony Highlights
Full Opening Ceremony