By M. Lee Bundrick for The Island Connection
The stewardship team recently completed our review of all 52 properties – 2,273 acres – currently preserved by the Kiawah Conservancy, and I am pleased to report a clean bill of health for all of the Kiawah Conservancy’s properties in 2019.
As we move to the future, the Conservancy will continue to focus on the preservation of critical habitat areas, as well as understanding and preserving the ecological health of Kiawah Island. New studies are being initiated to ensure the resilience of Kiawah’s natural habitats to the ever-changing environment. Starting in 2020, the Kiawah Conservancy, in partnership with the College of Charleston and the Town of Kiawah Island, will conduct groundwater table and marsh vulnerability studies.
The Conservancy is currently seeking volunteers for participation in the groundwater study. If you are interested in participating in this study by volunteering a portion of your land for temporary – one year – monitoring well placement, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-998-0183.