In the near future the Beaufort County Open Land Trust will be going through an accreditation process with the Land Trust Alliance. Part of that process is giving the public an opportunity to give their thoughts on the Land Trust, good or bad. Click here to read the formal announcement and to find out where you can send your feedback to.


These past months have been busy here at the Land Trust. Find out what’s been going on.

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Annual Membership Luncheon at Penn Center

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Once a year we gather members and friends to celebrate land preservation success. We hope you will join us once again for our 43rd Annual Luncheon Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at noon on the grounds of the historic Penn Center on St. Helena Island. Tickets are $15.00.  For information or to make a reservation call 843-521-2175, or click here.



Barn Dance Tickets Now On Sale!

Directions:  From Beaufort head south over the Broad River Bridge and Widgeon Point is located on your left.  It’s the second driveway after the bridge.  From Bluffton/Hilton Head go north.  After you cross the Chechessee River, continue north until you see the white fencing on your right just before the Broad River Bridge.  You will see the barn in the distance, and signs for OLT at the driveway.   Click here to order tickets, or call the office at the number below.

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2014 Membership Drive

Our 2014 Membership Drive is in full swing!  If you would like to renew your membership or join online, click HERE.  Your tax-deductible contribution helps keep our diverse conservation initiatives funded.  (*All credit cards are securely processed through PayPal.  If you run into any troubles, please give us a call at 843-521-2175 and we would be happy to help!)

Educational Nature Series


Our new Educational Nature Series features lectures and outdoor field trips led by OLT staff and special guests and are available just for OLT members. There is no cost to participate, but space may be limited.
The following is our next field trip:

Botanizing at Widgeon Point Preserve on Lemon Island
— February 15, 2014 at 10:00 am—
This field trip will provide a unique look at the beauty and ecology of the Lemon Islands. OLT will walk trails with the SC Native Plant Society to learn about the plants found on this unique sea island.
*Reservations will be taken starting February 3rd*

To view the full schedule of field trips, click HERE.

OLT Barn Dance

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The Open Land Trust is excited to be hosting it’s 2nd Annual Barn Dance and Dinner on March 21st starting at 6pm at the Widgeon Point Barn on Lemon Island.  Tickets will be going on sale the first part of February and will be $65 for OLT Members and $80 for non-members.  Dinner will once again be catered by Jimmy Fitts!  Stay tuned… more details coming soon!

To view pictures pictures from last year’s Barn Dance, click HERE.

2014 Land Preservation Calendar


This 14-month calendar comprised of several stunning outdoor photographs taken throughout Beaufort County is an annual project sponsored by Beaufort County Council to further public education regarding the Rural and Critical Lands Preservation Program, which has conserved more than 22,000 acres of properties throughout the County since 2000.  It’s available for sale at may retailers including the Open Land Trust for $10.  Please call 843-521-2175 to place your order.

P.O. Box 75, Beaufort, SC 29901 | 843-521-2175 | info@openlandtrust.com