The Dopson property (291 acres) is located near Dale/Lobeco between Coosaw and Chisolm Plantation and protects the marshes and tributaries of the Coosaw River and maintaining expansive scenic views of rural Beaufort County and its’ waterways. This property was protected with a purchased conservation easement using 50% matching funds from the Marine Corps Air Station-Beaufort through the REPI Program and the Rural and Critical Lands Program.
The Harvey family property (154 acres) located in Burton is a working forest and the headwaters of Habersham Creek. The property was protected through a purchased conservation easement with funds from the Marine Corps Air Station-Beaufort through the REPI Program and Rural and Critical Lands Program.
Gardens Corner Preserve (335 acres) protects the “unofficial”” entrance to Beaufort County at the junction of Hwy 17 and Hwy 21. This conservation easement protects and maintains the scenic and rural character of the ACE Basin and protects the “west fork” of the Huspah Creek, one of the headwater of the Creek. The Huspah Creek system feeds the Whale Branch, and both the Port Royal Sound and St. Helena Sound via the Broad River and Coosaw River.
The Burris family donated 11 conservation easements through 2014 in Hampton County leaving a legacy for generations to come, and protecting 1,475 acres of forests, wetlands, streams, and wildlife habitat.