Learn about a few of our ongoing land trust initiatives and stewardship projects.
The Open Land Trust has a deep and steadfast commitment to the protection of St. Helena Island, the last relatively undeveloped Sea Island in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. In the heart of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, the 50-acre Historic District on St. Helena Island is home to Penn Center, one of the most significant […]
Reviving an Iconic St. Helena Landmark Breaking ground during the early months of 1955, Mr. Leyonard Blocker and his beloved wife Barbara began construction on a small country store just over Cowan Creek at the front door of St. Helena Island. Officially opening for business on October 15th of that same year, Blocker’s Grocery Store […]
Located in the center of Beaufort County and surrounded by the pristine marshes of the Broad River, the 162 acre Widgeon Point Preserve is the crown jewel of a series of islands collectively known as Lemon Island. Situated between the Chechessee River and the Broad River, the Preserve’s unique geographic location adjacent to Highway 170 […]