Where We Work

Water is the lifeblood of an ecosystem so it is fitting that our work is not limited by geographic boundaries, but rather shaped by watersheds. We work in four primary watersheds.

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Cooper River Basin

The Cooper River flows from the Santee Cooper Lakes in Berkeley County into the Charleston Harbor. During the 18th and 19th centuries, it was one of the most productive rice growing regions in the country.

Counties: Berkeley, Charleston

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Santee river basin

The Santee River is the second largest river on the East Coast, that flows into the Atlantic Ocean and includes over 1,000,000 acres in its watershed.

Counties: Berkeley, Charleston, Georgetown, Williamsburg, Clarendon, Sumter, Orangeburg, Calhoun


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The protected lands of Four Holes Swamp secure a key greenbelt buffer north of the Charleston Metropolitan Area and safeguard water quality, fragile swamp habitat, and the integrated ecosystem of the region.

Counties: Berkeley, Dorchester, Orangeburg

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The Ashley River is well known for the iconic plantations, such as Drayton Hall and Middleton Place, situated along its banks.

Counties: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester