Following on the heels of the protection of the Durant farm, we're excited to share the news of the permanent protection of another property with ties to the Black River. The Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust has secured a conservation easement on 461 acres in Georgetown County, near Andrews. The easement also protects nearly a mile and a half of frontage along Mingo Creek, a tributary of the Black River.
The owner will continue to actively manage the planted pines on the upland and limit harvesting in the bottomlands.
Ensuring the permanent protection doesn't just help slow and filter flood waters, it also provides an incredible long term view shed for paddlers and anglers.
For those of us who like to explore the state by water, it's a pretty swell thing.
Read the full news release here.