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Exciting News...CLT has been Reaccredited!

Congaree Land Trust is proud to share that we have earned renewal of Accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission! The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet the highest national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever; CLT is proud to be among this group.

A HUGE thank you to our staff and board, supporters, and community partners who believe in our mission to protect the land, water and way of life we all cherish here in central South Carolina!

Accredited Since 2012


Join us in Welcoming our Four New Board Members!

This August CLT appointed four new members to our board of directors. New members include: Theodore “Trey” Boone III, CEO, ESourcesHR, Sharon Bryant, South Carolina Regional Executive Vice President, First Citizens Bank, Robert “Bob” Davidson Jr., CFP, CRPS, Morgan Stanley & Iris Griffin, Vice President – Power Generation, Dominion Energy.

“I am pleased to welcome Sharon, Iris, Bob and Trey to the Board of Directors. The Congaree Land Trust is known for its leadership in advancing meaningful conservation in the state of South Carolina, and I look forward to the fresh perspectives and valuable insight of our new board members as we continue our commitment to supporting economic vitality, promoting healthy lifestyles, safeguarding drinking water and protecting our quality of life.” says newly appointed Board President, Trip Chavis. 

A warm CLT welcome to these four accomplished individuals!




Save the Date for these Upcoming Events!

Come ESCAPE with CLT during our first ever two-day series, featuring Cocktails & Conservation and a Walk & Talk with Naturalist Josh Arrants! Join us on Friday, September 29th for happy hour at Gardener's Outpost, Cottontown location, for a chance to hang out with Josh and chat in a small group setting while you enjoy $3-$5 drink specials. This event is free! Then plan to join us that Sunday, October 1st, for a Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina sponsored walk and talk with Josh on a CLT protected property where you'll have the chance to learn all about our local watersheds!





Monitoring with Mark! - August 2023

Fairfield County is my favorite county to monitor because the topography reminds me so much of southern Pickens County, where I’m from. The abundant mature upland hardwoods, rolling hills, ravines, and numerous granite outcrops of Fairfield County provide habitat to a wide variety of wildlife including fox squirrels, flying squirrels, gray foxes, wood storks, and even some Neotropical migratory birds such as buntings and grosbeaks. Speaking of granite outcrops, did you know that Fairfield County was once home to a booming granite-mining industry? As a matter of fact, South Carolina’s State Stone, blue granite (a.k.a. Winnsboro Blue), was once mined at the former Kincaid-Anderson Quarry which is adjacent to a conserved property that I recently monitored.

You can read more about the property in my latest Monitoring with Mark blog post on our website!


By: Mark Lowery, Land Stewardship Coordinator

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