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May Flowers....

The Congaree Land Trust team continues to bask in the showering of love and support we received from the "sold out" crowd at our Game & Garden Soiree in April. Funds raised from the get-together and auction support our ongoing efforts to conserve the natural and scenic lands of central South Carolina.

Our next Escape is only days away! Join us this Saturday for a delicious Wild Edibles Walk with permaculturalist, Matt Kipp. We have more information about the Walk below in our newsletter. Check out our future ESCAPES by clicking here.

It's been an exciting 30th anniversary celebration so far! As you know, your support is about more than acres, it's about maintaining our way of life! 



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Wild Edibles Walk with Matt Kipp

Our Wild Edibles Walk with Matt Kipp is only days away! 

Matt Kipp has been foraging local wild foods for nearly 30 years, and has offered wild plant walks and classes in South Carolina for half of that time. Matt's passion for taking a walk on the wild side was fed by years of research and learning from elder regional foragers as a teenager. Join us Saturday, May 21st from 10am - 12pm and explore the banks of the Broad River at River Creek Farms! 

Registration is free so secure your spot today by signing up here.

For more details, contact Elizabeth Burt at

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Did you hear Stuart on South Carolina Business Review? 

Quality of life is an essential part of the economic development equation. SCBR host Mike Switzer and CLT Executive Director, Stuart White, discuss sustainable growth and why conservation is integral to our way of life in South Carolina. 


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Midlands Gives Update

Thanks to everyone who supported Congaree Land Trust during Midlands Gives! With your help, we surpassed our goal of raising $7,500. In addition to individual donations, Congaree Land Trust won the Dominion Energy Daybreak Prize bringing our Midlands Gives total to a little over $10,000! What an incredible 30th Anniversary gift.

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Outlook | Looking Back at Congaree Land Trust

In celebrating our 30th anniversary this year, we are taking some time to look at the history, outlook, and growth of the Congaree Land Trust.

Did you know the Congaree Land Trust was first incorporated in late 1991 as an outgrowth of the Columbia Environmental Committee? The committee focused on environmental issues and opportunities to improve the quality of life in the Midlands.

Since then we have continued to build on the original Board of Directors goals to:

  • Build a membership base
  • Show the community what we could accomplish
  • Develop a conservation vision for the region.

30th Anniversary | Share Your CLT Memories

We want to hear from you! Please share some of your favorite Congaree Land Trust Moments on our social media pages, or email with your favorite, pictures, videos, or stories to so we can share them throughout the year.

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Welcome to our new Summer Conservation Intern

Join us in welcoming Hannah Fox, CLT’s new Summer Conservation Intern. Hannah will be working on Phase 2 of the Edisto River Basin project. She is working towards her Master's of Earth and Environmental Resources Management at the University of South Carolina. In addition to spending time with us this summer, Hannah is also interning with the Department of Natural Resources Natural Heritage Program! 

We are hiring interns! Do you know any conservation curious students looking to take the first step in their career? We are currently accepting applicants for our PR & Social Media Summer Internship! For more information visit: Intern.

Click the graphic for a look back at our Garden & Game Soiree!

Come Visit CLT at Mast General Store!

When you make a purchase at the Mast General Store on Main Street in Columbia on Saturday, June 3rd, 20% of the purchase will be donated to conserving land in central South Carolina. This is a great time to buy Father's Day gifts, stock up on new camping gear, or buy your college student new collegiate wear before they go back to school. Please tell all your friends to join us and support this generous contribution from Mast General Store. Be sure to stop by and visit CLT staff in the store and get your CLT koozie just in time for summer!

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