Lewisfield is a place where stories are made. Revolutionary War skirmishes took place on its banks. Silver was disguised in a coffin and buried there during the Civil War. And more recently, the family of the late Senator Rembert C. Dennis called it home. It’s one of those places that very easily could have been referenced as a “could have been” a year from now. But thanks to the leadership of our organization and the support of the Open Space Institute (OSI), Lewisfield will soon be protected forever.
As posted online by the Post and Courier today, we’ve announced that Lewisfield Plantation is under contract to be purchased by OSI and will be transferred to the Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust for ownership.
Naturally, we’re excited about saving this critical piece of Berkeley County history, but we’re even more excited about what it means for the future of the Cooper River Corridor. It means that our grandchildren and their children can learn about and celebrate our rich history, rather than wondering why no one ever cared to protect it.
We’re honored to soon become a part of Lewisfield’s history and hope you’ll support our work to ensure many more “Lewisfields” to come. If this story has inspired you, we hope you’ll consider supporting our work through a monthly gift of $10, $25, or $50. Your gift directly supports land protection work in our community.