The Open Land Trust is excited about moving its offices to a new home at Crystal Lake Park located at 124 Lady’s Island Drive. The Park is being developed by Beaufort County as a model for all future County passive parks. It will include a renovated building for offices, a pavilion, visitor’s restrooms, parking and a boardwalk leading to the 7 acre Crystal Lake. OLT will occupy three offices and will have access to a large board room.
The office building will serve as a model for the type of “green building” techniques presently being promoted within Beaufort County. For example, the project will include an advanced remote management system and very high efficiency HVAC units along with LED light fixtures, closed cell insulation in walls and roof instead of fiberglass, and solar panels to capture and transform sunlight into other forms of energy.
The Trust will share the building with Beaufort Soil and Water Conservation District. The presence of Beaufort Conservation District allows USDA-NCRS (National Resources Conservation Service) to provide technical support, cost share programs, and conservation easements for producing landowners for farming, grazing, and forest lands. The Beaufort SWCD also specializes in presenting environmental science programs to children and throughout Beaufort County.
Plan to visit us at Crystal Lake Park in early 2017!