Auldbrass 2015 Sold Out

Thank you for all the excitement for our 2015 Auldbrass Plantation Tour. We sold out of tickets in record time. Our apologies go out to those who experienced difficulties with our website and who tried tirelessly calling and emailing. The outpouring of interest for this event was overwhelming.

For those of you who did have the opportunity to purchase tickets, we have not yet sent out confirmation packets. Please be patient with us while we process the orders. We look forward to seeing you in November.

Bird Watching Tours @ Widgeon Point

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Are you as excited about Auldbrass 2015 as we are?

If so, CLICK HERE to find out ticket details.

Rural and Critical Lands Program Update

In November, the County’s Rural and Critical Lands Preservation Program received tremendous support from voters when it was funded with another $20,000,000 to continue protecting lands throughout Beaufort County. Check out the great work the program has been doing by clicking the link below.

Rural and Critical Lands Program Update

2014 Fall Newsletter and Membership Renewal

The end of the year is quickly approaching and great things have been happening here at the land trust. If you haven’t already received your Fall 2014 Newsletter CLICK HERE to check it out and see what we have been up to.

Also if you haven’t yet become a 2014 member now’s your last chance to join. CLICK HERE to pay online. We also take checks via mail and credits cards over the phone. Those of you who have already paid for this year WE THANK YOU for supporting the work we are proud to do!

Arts in the Barn 2014

Please join us for our annual Arts in the Barn event. The event will be held November 2nd, 2014 at The Widgeon Point Preserve from 2 – 5 pm. The event will feature artists from Four Corners Gallery and The Low Country Plein Air Society. A portion of the proceeds will go to support The Open Land Trust.

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Welcome Back!

Cindy Baysden has returned to the Open Land Trust as Executive Director. She opened the first office for the trust in 1992 and served as director until 2008. Cindy says, “I am thrilled to be back at the Trust because of the wonderful support from the community, and from the staff and Board of Trustees. I am proud of the role we have played for over 40 years in protecting the special landscape of the Lowcountry.”

We are excited to announce….

After a rigorous process of reviewing and revising policies and procedures, Beaufort County Open Land Trust will submit an application for accreditation to the Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Commission in early spring of 2015. As a part of that process we are giving the public an opportunity to comment on the work of the trust. Click here to read the formal announcement and give your input.