Growing a New Johns Island

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  • Will Johns Island be able to maintain its traditional character while allowing reasonable development?
  • Why has the Island always been a desirable place to live? 
  • What are the things that make this such a special place? 
  • How can we make these things economically sustainable?
  • Who are the people who know how to do this?

See our full report, “Growing a New Johns Island“, including interviews with some of those who have worked tirelessly to make  a new Johns Island work.


The Ospreys Have Landed

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Ospreys nesting at Legare Farms, April 2014. Click to enlarge

The Osprey nesting platform we installed at Legare Farms has attracted a pair of Ospreys who have made it their new home.  The platform was built by Conservancy volunteers and erected by Berkeley Electric who also donated the pole.  We think this is the same pair that had been nesting last year in the nearby cell tower.  After we installed the platform the cell tower operator came and removed the old nest.  The pair appears to be brooding a clutch of eggs.  We will keep a close eye on the nest and keep you updated ….


 

Legare Farms Spring Events

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Legare Farms has some great events coming up in April including the Wing Fling Thing food and music festival on April 13 and the Lowcountry Local First farm tour on April 19.  See the full schedule on the Legare Farms website.

The Battle of Charleston Civil  War reenactment on the weekend of March 22 – 23 was a great success.  Click the picture at right to participate in some of the action.