Charleston-based nonprofit protects over 80,000 acres of Lowcountry landscape

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The Charleston-based nonprofit Lowcountry Open Land Trust hit their biggest milestone to date in 2009 when they passing the 80,000 acre mark of lands protected under conservation easement.

Their efforts have set aside more than three quarters of a million acres so far in the greater Charleston area.

Board of trustees president, Margaret Blackmer had this to say about the program:

"There's an unusually strong conservation ethic in South Carolina...We're gratified to work with landowners who recognize how important it is to preserve the unique rural nature of the area."

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