A lifelong resident of St. Helena Island, well-known local author Pierre McGowan is a true proponent of conserving the lands, creeks and waterways that surround his rural home on Dory Island, on the southeastern side of St. Helena Island on Station Creek. His books extol the wonders of the habitat, the wildlife and the people that call St. Helena home. Mr. McGowan had recently listed 6.2 acres of uninhabited property for sale. However, he and his children collectively decided they would rather see this magnificent piece of property permanently protected rather than developed for residential use. When approached by the McGowan family, the Open Land Trust was honored to accept the donation of this portion of Dory Island to ensure that it will remain in its natural condition forever.