Edisto Island Open Land Trust’s mission is to preserve the rural quality of life on Edisto by protecting lands, waterways, scenic vistas, and heritage through conservation and education.
Edisto Island Open Land Trust was organized in 1994 by concerned locals and property owners who feared Edisto was destined to become overdeveloped and lost to commercialization like many other barrier islands on the coast. The original founders consisted of four local property owners who were quickly joined by additional Edisto natives, large and small landholders, and second homeowners. All were united in a common goal to preserve Edisto.
For more information, visit Edisto Island Open Land Trust.