New Charleston Office
We have moved to a new office in Charleston. While still primarily working remotely, we are receiving mail here, and we hope to host visitors again starting early 2022, COVID-permitting.New Phone – 843.972.7187New Address –
1640 Meeting Street Road
Charleston, SC 29405
Let’s go see some art!
Check out local arts performances and exhibits in this regularly updated list of offerings from arts groups in both the Chicago region and Lowcountry.If you’re an arts organization with an upcoming event that’s not on this list, please complete this form to be added and make sure firstname.lastname@example.org is on your mailing list. Photo from The Floating Museum
Fall outlook from Lowcountry arts groups: What’s next in the face of the Delta variant?
Greenland and the Lowcountry The Post & Courier reports that so much of Greenland’s ice melted in one week this year that the state of South Carolina could have been flooded with two feet of water. More on how climate change and melting ice impacts flooding in the Lowcountry. Where and how it floods helps guide land conservation priorities in the region. Photo Lauren Petracca/Post & Courier
Flooding, Heirs Property, and Land Conservation
Jennie Stephens – the executive director of conservation group Center for Heirs Property Preservation – was recently featured in an NBC Nightly News story on changes to Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) policy to direct aid to heirs’ property owners impacted by flooding along Lowcountry rivers – FEMA Changes Document Rules For Assistance To Families Living On Heirs’ Property.
Congratulations to Lowcountry Land Trust for their recent acquisition on the Black River This is part of a larger initiative to create a new state park in South Carolina, the first in 20 years. Other partners, including the Open Space Institute, The Nature Conservancy SC, Pee Dee Land Trust, and Ducks Unlimited, have been working with SC Parks, Recreation and Tourism and the communities along the river to develop the project – Lowcountry Land Trust moves to conserve land on the Black River. Photo Charleston City Paper
In memoriam… We were saddened to learn of the passing of Marion Burns of the Penn Center. His exemplary leadership brought fresh energy and extraordinary vision to the historic Center on St. Helena Island, SC during his tenure as board president and Interim Executive Director.