Seabrook Island is a magical place. The wildlife banter we hear when on a walk at sunset, the breathtaking vistas that come into view when out on a daily errand run, and the sightings of a resident piebald, rosette spoonbill, or bobcat, all contribute to the extraordinary natural beauty and abundance of wildlife that is such an important asset to many of us on the island. The Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy (SIGSC) helps to ensure that the immense value of this asset is preserved and protected for all of us, and for all the generations that follow.
Established in January of 2000, the Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with the goal of obtaining properties and easements that facilitate the preservation of substantial green space, habitats for our vast wildlife species, and preservation of the natural beauty of our island.
As our 20th anniversary year comes to an end, we are excited to report the acquisition of 4 additional properties through generous donations! This means that there are now 28.2 acres protected in perpetuity. The Green Space Conservancy is grateful to our residents and friends for their generous contributions over the years. Many people have donated properties or helped the conservancy financially so that we can continue in our efforts to maintain the natural beauty of this serene island. We thank you for your generosity.
We also would like to express our thanks to the members of our board who completed their terms this fall: Thad Peterson, Pat Fox, Candice Haynie, Julie Moore, Pam Paroli, Charley Moore. Thank you for your time commitment and contributions.
As we look forward to 2021, the outlook for a major fundraising event like the Annual Green Space Gala remains uncertain. However, if you are interested in contributing to the island’s conservation efforts, we invite you to consider an end-of-year donation to this important cause. Your contribution will support our efforts to protect the very essence of Seabrook Island and its special environment. There may be many tax-advantaged ways to support our community. In consultation with your tax advisor, consider the possibilities of planned giving, donating your undeveloped lot, donating from your IRA, gifts of securities, or a cash donation.
For more information, please visit our website at SIGSC.org, or send a letter to Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy, at our NEW post office box 130 Gardeners Circle, PMB 521, Johns Island, SC 29455.
-Submitted by Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy