A pristine 2.8-acre hummock island located a stone’s throw away from the southern tip of Land’s End Plantation on St. Helena Island was generously donated as a year-end gift to the Beaufort County Open Land Trust. The island is characterized by two towering loblolly pines rising above the maritime forest and emergent wetlands surrounded by tidal marsh flats covered with yellow oxalis and black needlerush. Well-worn wildlife trails crisscross the island. This undeveloped parcel will remain forever in its natural vegetative state as open space and wildlife habitat. As this property is located within the Bay Pointe Vistas community, it was at risk for residential development had it remained in private ownership. The public benefits associated with its protection include wildlife habitat, water quality associated with Crab Creek and the Beaufort River, and the scenic view of this island from those well-traveled waterways.