County acquires, to preserve 108 acres on Lady’s Island

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The Beaufort County Open Land Trust announced last week that Beaufort County has closed on the purchase of a Lady’s Island property known as Pineview.

Acquired through the County’s Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program, the forested 108-acre property has more than 2,200 feet of water frontage on Rock Springs Creek.

Pineview sits next to the 517-acre protected Holly Hall Plantation. The undeveloped land contains a mixture of forested uplands and wetlands, providing significant wildlife habitat and natural stormwater filtration and recharge benefits. Beaufort County will manage the property for its optimal ecological benefit and will consider future passive recreational opportunities on-site.

“Conservation is a must in Beaufort County,” Beaufort County Council Member York Glover said in a release. “Beaufort County is changing, but we must do our part to preserve a sense of history for the generations to come. Acquiring this tract on Lady’s Island will add to other tracts that have been preserved by the County over the years.”

Beaufort County has permanently protected Pineview by placing restrictive covenants on the property. The County has a contract with the Beaufort County Open Land Trust to manage land acquisitions for the Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program.

For more information about this property, contact the Beaufort County Open Land Trust at 843-521-2175.

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