01 October 2013

Angel Oaks Campaign - Save the Long Limbed Gal!

Angel Oak, Johns Island, S.C.
Situated at a community crossroads in the heart of Johns Island, this publicly accessible park will provide an opportunity for visitors to gather, learn and celebrate the region's cultural and natural history. Protecting the property will enhance and extend the existing parkland, with the potential to create a more functional multi-use park experience for visitors, allowing them to explore a forest park while just steps away from the property's namesake attraction. The park will create an additional layer of connectivity - between the existing Angel Oak Park and the adjacent school - providing students with an easily accessible experiential learning opportunity unparalleled in Charleston County. - See more at: http://www.lolt.org/community-initiatives/angel-oak-preserve.html#sthash.vEWZR9uA.dpuf
Situated at a community crossroads in the heart of Johns Island, this publicly accessible park will provide an opportunity for visitors to gather, learn and celebrate the region's cultural and natural history. Protecting the property will enhance and extend the existing parkland, with the potential to create a more functional multi-use park experience for visitors, allowing them to explore a forest park while just steps away from the property's namesake attraction. The park will create an additional layer of connectivity - between the existing Angel Oak Park and the adjacent school - providing students with an easily accessible experiential learning opportunity unparalleled in Charleston County. - See more at: http://www.lolt.org/community-initiatives/angel-oak-preserve.html#sthash.vEWZR9uA.dpuf
Harriet McLoed of Reuters wrote in her article, South Carolinians raising millions to protect centuries-old Angel Oak: “A group trying to preserve the centuries-old Angel Oak near Charleston, South Carolina, is racing against a fall deadline to raise the $3.6 million needed to protect surrounding land from development that environmentalists contend would harm the tree.” The article describe the Angel Oak’s huge size, the money raised to date, the tree’s age and historical significance and how the effort to protect the tree began. “Hagood said the land trust also hoped to conserve another 17 acres that the bank has optioned to a new developer but has not yet begun raising money for that effort. The trust’s planned Angel Oak Preserve would be a forested park and site of educational programs, she said.”

Here is the Open Land Trust information on the fundraising campaign. Nearly $700,000 has been raised already and the deadline has been extended. I am off to do more research about this old long limbed gal and what the Open Land Trust folks have in mind. You might too!
ituated at a community crossroads in the heart of Johns Island, this publicly accessible park will provide an opportunity for visitors to gather, learn and celebrate the region's cultural and natural history. Protecting the property will enhance and extend the existing parkland, with the potential to create a more functional multi-use park experience for visitors, allowing them to explore a forest park while just steps away from the property's namesake attraction. The park will create an additional layer of connectivity - between the existing Angel Oak Park and the adjacent school - providing students with an easily accessible experiential learning opportunity unparalleled in Charleston County. - See more at: http://www.lolt.org/community-initiatives/angel-oak-preserve.html#sthash.vEWZR9uA.dpuf
Situated at a community crossroads in the heart of Johns Island, this publicly accessible park will provide an opportunity for visitors to gather, learn and celebrate the region's cultural and natural history. Protecting the property will enhance and extend the existing parkland, with the potential to create a more functional multi-use park experience for visitors, allowing them to explore a forest park while just steps away from the property's namesake attraction. The park will create an additional layer of connectivity - between the existing Angel Oak Park and the adjacent school - providing students with an easily accessible experiential learning opportunity unparalleled in Charleston County. - See more at: http://www.lolt.org/community-initiatives/angel-oak-preserve.html#sthash.vEWZR9uA.dpuf
Situated at a community crossroads in the heart of Johns Island, this publicly accessible park will provide an opportunity for visitors to gather, learn and celebrate the region's cultural and natural history. Protecting the property will enhance and extend the existing parkland, with the potential to create a more functional multi-use park experience for visitors, allowing them to explore a forest park while just steps away from the property's namesake attraction. The park will create an additional layer of connectivity - between the existing Angel Oak Park and the adjacent school - providing students with an easily accessible experiential learning opportunity unparalleled in Charleston County. - See more at: http://www.lolt.org/community-initiatives/angel-oak-preserve.html#sthash.vEWZR9uA.dpuf